Adding Sculpture to Your Home
Over the years, I have noticed that more people are hesitant to buy sculptural artwork for their homes. Yes, it's often harder to find just the right fit for the space, especially considering the three dimensional nature of sculpture. Art lovers tend to steer towards paintings and more two dimensional artwork for the reason that it is easier to picture in the home, however, people always say the best things in life are hard... why not find the perfect sculptural piece for your home decor?
Sculptures may be harder to imagine in the space, but once the right piece is in your home, you'll be so glad you found it! Three dimensional art has such a complex beauty to it, by nature, and with my work, I do my best to utilize space and natural fibers to maximize space and movement, creating beautiful, dynamic pieces to enhance wherever they end up. If you're worried about finding the right piece, but like my work, I do a lot of work on commission and would love to measure, design, and create the perfect piece for your home.
Why Rustic Sculpture?
Rustic sculpture in the home can be just the right juxtaposition to the contemporary decor and patterns in your home, or it can be the perfect complement to the natural, raw materials and textures that already fill your home decor. For the contemporarily decorated home, a piece of sculptural art will bring in the more organic, branchy shapes that are less common in contemporary design. Smooth fabrics and sleek lines in furniture look beautiful alongside the organic and rough textures that you will see in my sculptural art baskets.
In the rustic mountain home's decor, my rustic sculptures will align with the exposed hardwoods and natural textures that are likely already in other areas of your home. Hard wood floors, exposed, repurposed wood, and stone are wonderful backdrops for my work, and they are great textures over which you can showcase any form of beautiful rustic sculpture.
Matt Tommey is a sculptural basketry artist working in Asheville, North Carolina's River Arts District.