Archive for October, 2009

a prayer to St. Luke

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2009 by babylonbaroque

I have neglected for so long to send out gratitude to whatever is greater then my humble being.

I thought of no more suitable emissary then dear St. Luke, often palette in hand trying feebly to capture the Holy Mother.

Enclosed is an image of the blessed saint.



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 19, 2009 by babylonbaroque

I was recently asked by the LA design firm  Woodson & Rummerfield, to help with the decorative work for their new client, Christina Aguilera. As any star struck citoyen, I was eager to be of service.I was tickled by her taste, high and low references, not all snobbish. Jamie and Ron, principles of Woodson  & Rummerfield ,I knew to have clever and wonderful taste, the experience was further enhanced by working with their assistant Patrick Ediger, a man of broad and intelligent taste.

I was given many tasks, a Neo Gothick frieze in the dining room, a guest bath and bedroom with an Eastern Fantasy motif, even a charming vanity for their new son Max. But the most daunting assignment was a large elaborate, difficult to paint tester for the Grand Master Bedroom. work was to be done in-situ. To add further anxiety, they wanted a spare mod-ish interpretation, tell me to paint scrolls, putti, grotesques, etc, no prob. Geometric form , I tremble.

After calming down, I settled to the task, and thought of other great bedsteads, most notably those by Daniel Marot.

Marot Bedsteads

Of course the result is pared down, but I feel it is fitting for a new monarchy, that of Pop music, please check the spread in the October 09 issue of In Style magazine