If you aren’t familiar already, I want to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite contemporary artists, Laurel Sparks. Sparks is originally from Boston (represent!) now working in Brooklyn- but I am looking forward to her return for an upcoming show at Howard Yezerski Gallery on March 16th.
Laurel Sparks is most well known for her mixed media paintings and use of color and expression. Specifically her style is ambidextrous blind contour drawings- which simply means that while painting a subject, she paints both sides of the painting at the exact same time, without looking at the canvas. This style lends itself to her signature subjects- symmetric chandeliers and Christmas trees.
I can imagine hanging one of these large chandelier pieces in a dining room over a console or buffet table in place of an actual chandelier over the dining table. While the painting doesn’t actually luminesce- it certainly gives light to a room.