The whole so-dark-brown-wood-it’s-almost-black and stark white with a little bit of natural wood mixed in esthetic gets me every time.
From artwork to interior design, I’m drawn to this look without fail, and when I picture a dream home it’s all this with little shots of color here and there.
So let’s look at the artwork of Julian Watts, who makes art perfectly within this esthetic.
Julian lives in Oregon, and makes beautiful objects using all sorts of wood. Many of them look like cow udders and simple tribal tools adapted from children’s drawings.
Make sense? I’m sorta just writing everything that pops into my head as I look at his work.
What really gets me about his work is that he makes both 2D and 3D work, big and small, and the pieces all work together amazingly. The former prop stylist in me wants to spend a day arranging different pieces in his studio and photographing them.
Okay, so if I had you at black and white with a tiny bit of natural wood, what happens when the palest pink is thrown into the mix?
Julian carves alabaster and dyes bleached wood pink in areas to add a kiss of color to his pieces, and it’s perfection.