In the Wild: Sara Blask
"I’m of the spirit that beautiful things make your life better, especially when you live in a small space where the interplay of light and color can mean the difference between an apartment feeling tight and cramped, or open, bright and well-scaled. I spent two years living in Reykjavik, and have always been drawn to a Scandinavian design aesthetic predicated on clean, simple lines, functionality, light, and lots of white with bright pops of color. I now live in Brooklyn and my apartment is 375 sq. ft. of living space, plus another 400 sq. ft. of outdoor space. Considering the small scale of the living area, it means every choice of color and scale matters—from the size of the sofa to the length and depth of the sideboard to the scale of art on the wall.
"It‘s the law of nature that you can never find the perfect object or piece of art when you’re looking for it. I had bare walls for well over a year before discovering—and subsequently falling in love with—Matthew Shlian’s Process Series. My biggest regret is not buying the entire series, which had a limited production and is now of course sold out. The texture of the paper is really special, and I put tons of thought into how I wanted to frame the piece in such a way that you could see exactly how the paper was cut and assembled. I eventually settled on a three-dimensional Plexiglass box. Soon after I’d gotten my Process piece framed I discovered Michael Cina’s Burning City (I also own Cina’s full [original] Sound Motion series, two prints from his Four series, and several of his pen and ink sketches). Not only does it tie my entire apartment together, but it’s one of the things that makes me so happy to come home.”
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