Daily Archives: August 15, 2016

SIA: Found Art

Style Imitating Art

This week it’s my turn to pick the art for the Style Imitating Art series. I tend to pick art that goes with a theme and this week I was thinking I wanted something that referenced the Olympics or sport or any of those words the commentators use to describe the athletes.

But then I remembered that I had a piece of art in my own apartment that I’ve been wanting to share. See, a few weeks ago I was taking some recycling down to the dumpster in our building and I saw a large, colorful canvas sitting in the nearly empty trash dumpster. I exclaimed to Jason, “How could someone throw this away?!” So, we rescued it.

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The only information I have about it is the artist’s name. On the back it reads that the artist was Jean Fetman from Highland Park, IL and that the painting is titled “The Door Within.” I did a quick Google search for Jean Fetman and found she passed away in 2013 but that she was an artist who asked for donations to Genesis at the Crossroads in lieu of flowers.

I couldn’t find any of her other works online but I’m sure they’re out there. Hopefully not in a dumpster like this one was! I wish I knew who had thrown it away and why. Either way, I’m glad I saved it. I haven’t hung it up yet because I don’t know if I have the right spot. I’m sure, though, that it will find a new home, whether with me or someone else.

And, as always, if this piece inspires you to create an outfit based on it, send it to me at looplooks@gmail.com before next Monday evening and I’ll feature you in next week’s outfit round-up!