Friday’s Photo

I’ve had this image over my desk for about a year now. I can’t decide if I love it or if  I am horrified by it.

Diamond Baratta Designs

Diamond Baratta Designs

Love it or not, whatever your opinion, it does what all great art and design should do: it evokes an emotional reaction, makes you think and leaves a lasting impression.

What do you think? Would you let your kids go wild with a black marker on a freshly painted white  wall?



7 Responses to Friday’s Photo
  1. Sherry Daniele Reply

    It certainly would start conversations easily enough! And I agree that it invokes emotion – across the spectrum :>

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Sherry, I think I would love it for about a week..then I would be sorry I did it. Wouldn’t it be great though for a really contemporary space where you threw a lot of parties?

  2. Sheila Zeller Reply

    At first I thought this was a Kelly Wearstler, and so it fit. I love Kelly for her risque creativity and broad range… but when I see it’s another designer, I have a harder time appreciating it. You are so right about the thought provoking intention behind design, and I’ve just been given a little warning to check myself, haven’t I?!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Sheila, I know the Kelly Wearstler image you are referring to. It is her Orange graffiti entrance in her California home. When I saw the black and white stair well I was wondering if Wearstler was inspired by Diamond Baratta or vice versa?

  3. kristie@thedecorologist Reply

    it’s definitely BRAVE!

  4. Leslee Reply

    Absolutely not. They’d be ‘grounded’ indefinitely, if my kids had ever done this. Maybe even take them for psychological evaluation, LOL. It’s hideous.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks for commenting Leslee, the funny thing is, the designer probably paid an artist thousands of dollars to “scribble” on these walls. Definitely pushing the envelope right???

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