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:
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.
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
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.
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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--->
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 --->
Photo Portrait of Paige 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”.
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 --- >
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 ===>
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 --->
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:
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 --->