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In praise of: Large artwork … repeating geometric shapes … and Tom Tru

Tom Tru dandelion printNivico sound sphere speakersToday, a beautiful image, to make a few points about decorating:

  1. Find yourself some large pieces of artwork. I see way too many interiors with dinky works of art. You need to “mix it up”. You need some big pieces. Too much little itty bitty = clutter. Of course, you can “mass” your small pieces to create the effect of one large piece. But nothing beats something large. KAPOW!
  2. Repeat your shapes. Big round dandelion repeats orb-shaped Nelson light. This kind of repetition is soothing to the eye, subconsciously. On the other hand, be careful about mixing geometric shapes. An orb light near an orb-shaped work of art works. Turn that Nelson light into an ovoid and it would be Disconcerting.
  3. Tom Tru rocks. That’s a Robert Bushong print — on canvas, framed in aluminum — created for Tom Tru, of Lambertville, NJ. For sale from ebay seller moderndecodence, (link now expired) along with the orb-shaped Nivico sound sphere speakers. A very big round <3

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Update: ‘Twas beautiful — sold for $157.

    1. Diane says:

      Update: I just read the reviews and some didn’t like it, saying it was shoddy workmanship, although others praised it. JCP.com does have other metal wall art items to check out.

  1. Wendy says:

    Thanks for sharing. I do like this one, although it doesn’t have quite the same power as the dandelion above (Especially since I’m 99% certain my dad’s hands made it! 🙂

    I’ve found 2 pieces I like above all others, and yours is definitely one. Finding something for my wall could be quite a project, but I suppose it will be an interesting hunt!

    1. pam kueber says:

      get your ebay searches one, also include ‘william bushong’ – there’s a new one this morning with Tom Tru as tomtru

  2. autumn says:

    i have a canvas painting it looks like a cave painting by tom tru i havent seen anyothers that look like mine n wondering if anyone had any info on it please contact me at autumnthurston91@gmail.com the canvas is about five feet by one and a half feet n the pic is of three legged horses

  3. Mia lie says:

    bought the dandelion print but R. Bushong for Tom Tru yesterday at the Salvation Army warehouse in Reno, NV for a whopping $5! It’s in excellent condition and will go above the fireplace in my 1953 home. Anyone know what year it was?

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