Baroque Letter Holder, "Fairgreen Farm"

by Scanlon Apparati


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The Baroque Letter Holders are cut and shaped by hand then decorated in the fashion of the legendary scrapbooks of the twentieth century in a collage of watercolours, photographs, and enduring illustrations. 

Fairgreen Farm: Faced in a reference to Ravilious’ garden implements, lined in Bunny Mellon’s decoupaged trees and a cottage from Ferme Ornée by John Plaw, Architect London 1803 and finished with a little Juice on the side.

Cartonnage, diorama, decoupage, silhouette, and gouache; these are the classic techniques used to bench-make each piece of Scanlon Apparati by Beth Scanlon.

Her work is influenced by a personal and romantic interpretation of Seventeenth Century Baroque decorations created with coloured paper and canvas called Apparati.  The aim of historical Apparati was to transform a very familiar space into a stage for celebration. Scanlon Apparati aims to entertain with smaller Apparati. All of the materials are new, some have a storied history.  The pieces derive a timeless charm through meticulous craftsmanship.   The desired effect remains...theatrical, ephemeral, architectural… yet with a functional use. 

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