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StudioDitties

Studio Ditties

New York, United States · 56 Sales

StudioDitties

Studio Ditties

New York, United States 56 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Studio Ditties is rooted in the wholehearted belief that art is for everyone.

It's full of little gems of industrial zen assemblages sifted from my studio affordably priced for us everyday people. It's also a great find because I'm an established artist with a professional track record of showing consistently in museums and galleries across this country and in Europe for the past twenty five years.

My larger, more challenging works sell at a much higher price point in the elite art market through my art dealer. Yet here, in Studio Ditties, anyone who has the desire to own original art has access to same brand only on a much smaller, informal and personal scale.

Since these small sculptures make great wall arrangements, you can get a 20% discount when you purchase multiple pieces ($800 minimum) by entering the coupon code INDUSTRIALZEN2016 at checkout before December 26. That's a perk for gift giving art lovers!

The sculptures are all small found object wall sculptures less than 12" in any dimension made by combining old typewriter parts, watch parts, bones, baubles, tiny bits of hardware and machinery and treasures of detritus with copper wire.

The paintings are 7"X8", acrylic on handmade paper.

Small but helpful factoids are that my shop is arranged by mixing details, scale shots using my hand as a reference and full shots on the thumbnail page, giving you the ability to see zoomed and regular views at the same time. Also, in keeping with my dialogue that art can be fun and people can see in it what ever they darn well please, I name my work by holding a "Name this PIece" Contest on Facebook. The responses are astonishing.

So get in on the pleasures of owning an original Sono Osato here at Studio Ditties and have fun! And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Sign up for my periodic Art Newsletters with this link!

http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/Survey.aspx?SFID=195306˜

Thank you
xoxoSono

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 15, 2016

Studio Ditties is rooted in the wholehearted belief that art is for everyone.

It's full of little gems of industrial zen assemblages sifted from my studio affordably priced for us everyday people. It's also a great find because I'm an established artist with a professional track record of showing consistently in museums and galleries across this country and in Europe for the past twenty five years.

My larger, more challenging works sell at a much higher price point in the elite art market through my art dealer. Yet here, in Studio Ditties, anyone who has the desire to own original art has access to same brand only on a much smaller, informal and personal scale.

Since these small sculptures make great wall arrangements, you can get a 20% discount when you purchase multiple pieces ($800 minimum) by entering the coupon code INDUSTRIALZEN2016 at checkout before December 26. That's a perk for gift giving art lovers!

The sculptures are all small found object wall sculptures less than 12" in any dimension made by combining old typewriter parts, watch parts, bones, baubles, tiny bits of hardware and machinery and treasures of detritus with copper wire.

The paintings are 7"X8", acrylic on handmade paper.

Small but helpful factoids are that my shop is arranged by mixing details, scale shots using my hand as a reference and full shots on the thumbnail page, giving you the ability to see zoomed and regular views at the same time. Also, in keeping with my dialogue that art can be fun and people can see in it what ever they darn well please, I name my work by holding a "Name this PIece" Contest on Facebook. The responses are astonishing.

So get in on the pleasures of owning an original Sono Osato here at Studio Ditties and have fun! And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Sign up for my periodic Art Newsletters with this link!

http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/Survey.aspx?SFID=195306˜

Thank you
xoxoSono

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Sono Osato

Found Object Industrial Zen Wall Sculpture/ Yen
$300.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(9)
francislabrousse

francislabrousse on Jan 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Superbe création, originale et très décorative. J'adore.

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ponyta194

ponyta194 on Sep 9, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered five Found Object Wall Sculptures and they are all beautiful beyond my expectations! They arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

markwashbush1

markwashbush1 on Aug 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

As pictured. Very interesting and cool piece. Quick delivery. Recommend.

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About

You Can See Anything in a Work of Art You Darn Well Please

Art is a huge, boundless, rowdy story. For the most part, its history has been told by its institutions, including museums, galleries, and academia, all of which I am a part of and have been for years.

But there's another part of the story which includes the specificity of people's lives and how art connects. Art is for everyone and anyone who wants to have an original work of art should. Thank goodness for Etsy! I'm so glad to be here.

I don't diss the art establishment. It's full of great, impassioned people who work their butts off for invaluable results full of treasures. But I will riff about the right for everyone and anyone to participate in the dialogue of art because Etsy has given me this space (thanks luvs!). It's a bit of satire, so I hope you take it with a grain of salt and have fun. Studio Dittie's main message is, "It's OK to look at art and have fun and to love something you see just because you do." And thanks to Etsy, it's within reach of your budget. I'm copying and pasting this missive from my Etsy Journal.

"A big no-no in the upper echelons of art discourse is to look at a non-representational piece of art (clearly not a landscape, portrait or portrayal of anything in the commonly known world) is to say: "that kinda looks like a....or that reminds me of a...or I can see a face!". You're just asking for aristocratic scorn, looks of superior consternation that obviously you're a hill-billy and aren't aware of Contemporary Art Criticism or what the latest ya-ya in the New York Times or hottest art blog of the week has to say about the show. And what the hell are you doing here anyway, shouldn't you be at the mall shopping for pink nail polish?

Well, first of all, the greatest American Art came from our hills and fields, as in the roots of our music (as JC said" I'm doin' all right for Country Trash...") and you can see anything in a work of art you darn well please.

In my Etsy Journal, I've been talking alot about the origins of language and writing. Some scholars have made approximations that speech was originally an incantation, a form of poetry and may have originally been a form of singing and music. (The Neanderthal were the first to speak, and they knocked out about 6 words per minute). Writing also comes from drawing, (an Aramaic "E" was a hand, and "W" was the horns of an Ox, for instance).

When we go back to origins, everything was inter-connected and had multiple meanings. It made perfect sense that something could look like a creature and musical instrument at the same time. In fact, they actually came from each-other. (Read the chapter "Noah's Alphabet" by Rebecca Solnit in "A Book of Migrations".)

A little known fact is that in the roots of American Music, there was a brief and magical time when great Country and Jazz Musicians would jam and even record together. Take Louis Armstrong and Jimmy Rodger's record, "Hollywood Blue Yoddle #9" created 1930. It's some of the most incredible music you'll ever hear.

Charlie Christian, the guitar player for Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington's Orchestras and known as the "Genius of Jazz Guitar" used to sneak out after performances and hang out in honky tonks and play country swing with the boys til dawn. Heck the Rolling Stones learned their sound from meandering through Appalachia and hanging out with all the old bulls of the Back Country Blues when Mick and Keith were barely out of diapers, by Keith's own admission.

It wasn't until the record industry decided that Country, Jazz and Blues should be separate music markets purely for profit that the division occurred, and the artificial deep crevices that keep everything in their own pens was born. Elvis really wanted to record Gospel and felt Chuck Berry did a much better version of "Don't be Cruel" than he did. Does the music industry tell you that? Uhhhhh. We know what they did to Elvis eh?

So the next time you're at an art opening and you say something daringly déclassé within audible range of the (self) annointed crowd, you can politely explain to them that this whole thing about categories is a modern convention created primarily to manipulate a gullible market that wants to be on the winning side with out any thoughts of their own or exerted effort to actively participate (thank you Dave Hickey for your great article "Romancing the Looky-Loos" first published in the New Yorker), and it is in fact they who are the bovine sheep. Then give them the subtle insider nod, take a sip of your crappy and incommensurate with the price list opening wine and move on to the next 100th generation Warholian conceptual art piece that's so "in".

So carry forth my fellow Etsyers! In the name of having fun, loving something just because you do, and seeing in it what ever you darn well please!

xoxoS

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