Community COntributions

The House of Collection has always been a collaboration of it’s residents and community members -  the following is a non exhaustive list of contributors to the HoC:

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Natalia Yovane

Natalia’s exquisite drawing is displayed on the ceiling at the HoC so that it seems to offer a window into another world floating above us. She is a Chilean medicine woman and artist whose current series of breathtakingly beautiful drawings, which she characterizes as visual medicine, comes from her observations of nature.

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Dean Holdiman

Having contributed a major sculpture featured within the indoor garden and various installations throughout the space - Dean has been part of the HoC family for over 25 years and has contributed his expertise to countless corners of the house. His visual acumen has led him from a storied career in visual merchandising to a budding interior design practice. See the world through his distinctive eyes right here - - ->

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DarReLl ThornE

Drag Buck initially styled by Darrell Thorne who creates transcendently beautiful character costumes with exquisite headdresses and body paint as well as performance art pieces for stage, screen, and editorials. Treat yourself to a tour --->
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JUDAH NOAH

Judah Noah paints tiles in vivid inks with abstract other-worldly patterns and crafts somber, one of a kind, “Traveler” dolls among other creations. Discover them --->

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Stephanie Jankowitz-Castillo

is the artist behind the delightfully intricate invitation cards for *Rubulad* and is the owner of an amazing bar called The Keep which is full of fascinating antique objects. Find out more --->

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Jan Baracz

Buddha head gift of Jan Baracz who designed the opulent feast HoC graphic and has captured countless moments of joy at HoC gatherings over the many years. His work explores “the quiet drama of perceptual shift that occurs when what we look at becomes something very different from its initial appearance” through spare photography, sculpture and video work.  See it--->

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Granite Trudeaux

Granite’s portraits of strange rubber toys evoke the playful, off kilter mystery of the human endeavour. He is currently creating very chic face masks from antique ties. Get yours at --->
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Madeline Von Foerster

Prints of paintings by Madeline Von Foerster whose skill with the oil and egg tempera technique of the Flemish Renaissance Masters and classically elegant compositions are “urgently relevant to the Anthropocene, exploring the human relationship to nature with such themes as deforestation, wildlife trafficking, and human-caused extinction.” from her website bio --->

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Adrian Buckmaster

Photo Portrait of Paige (in self made armor and helmet) by Adrian Buckmaster, portrait artist.  “Despite an element of performance, there is an undeniable rawness to these portraits... Buckmaster's photographic genius is encapsulated in his uncanny ability to fastidiously art direct while simultaneously stripping away layers of formality and convention.” from Goodreads review of his book “An Embarrassment of Riches: Photographs”. Website --->

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Anne Arden Macdonald

Anne’s vision resonates deeply with the HoC mission to plumb the mysteries of decrepit splendor and enjoy the journey’s path. See her current work with cameraless photography, sculpture installations and antiques watch cases here --->

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Mason Brown

Some Bunny Died… Easter Installation for the HoC by Mason Brown, whose visual and writing talents have often been applied to creating spectacular promotional material for his bands (see https://wavingdrowning.bandcamp.com/) His most recent musical playground is The Plaster Cramp - they host a weekly podcast called Improbable Confetti which can be found here --- >

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Rose Freymuth-Frazier

Painting of Paige by Rose Freymuth-Frazier The painting of Paige is from a series of portraits of dancer friends. It was the winner of the Salmagundi Club exhibit award in 2006 and purchased and bequeathed by Susan Stevenson Landis, Paige’s beloved aunt. Rose employs a rigorous technique to paint “the most beautiful painting possible, regardless of the subject matter”, which is often very beautiful too, but strange. Enter her domain here ===>

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AARON EDWARDS

A photograph of his grandmother as a little girl hangs on the portrait wall in The Conservatory. Photographer, beauty operator, cat-sitter, plant waterer, writer of notes, author of the copy you are now reading, yogurt maker, emotion support provider and beneficiary, Aaron has been in residency on several occasions over the years.  Go here to view the recent revisit of his Bathroom Portrait Series at Sugarland, Brooklyn, NY  2008-2009  --->

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Molly Crabapple

Color Drawing by Molly Crabapple, artist, writer and activist. She has recently animated a series of inspirational films by power team Kim Boekbinder and Jim Blatt which can be viewed, along with her other work, on her site --->

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This gorgeous hinged treasure box is one of the many works of sculpture and jewelry by metal manipulator D’Shan Drennan that the HoC has been honored to house since his death in 2006. We have a collection of porcelain pieces and a few furniture elements by him as well; he also created the claw foot base for the hydra headed lamp which stands against the Living Room tool wall. See more of his work here:

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Kat O’Sullivan

This mermaid is a gift from Kat’s collection of found objects. She lives in a fantastical art house that she gingerbreaded and painted in a rainbow palette of colors. She makes upcycled fairy sweater coats which she only sells directly to people on etsy! She is amazing - check it out --->

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Caroline Gleman

The elegant old diving helmet is a gift from long time friend, neighbor and bonne vivant Caroline, who makes fine and custom jewelry viewable here --->

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Linus Corragio

Linus created a custom counter support for the HoC and has contributed several phenomenal candle holders to the collection. He is a master of metal whose powerful sculpture and furniture creations incorporate found objects and scrap metal. See it more here:

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Sarah Sparkles

Known to her friends as Sparkles, her mission is to make everything she touches fabulous. This bejeweled globe is one of her latest works - see more of her glittering creations including a purple swarovski encrusted motorcycle and her line of one of a kind jewelry at her website -->

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