It’s Black Friday, and our minds and feeds are full of messages about deals, discounts, and warnings about supply chains and shipping deadlines. If your eyes and wallets could use a break, allow us to take you on a diverting tour of American art, where everything is the same shade (black) and we weave between black humor, sincere awe, and puns.
Is your mind spinning out of control? Too many choices, too many lists? Focus those peepers on this winged bowl and imagine it spinning around, about to take flight. There. Feeling a bit more focused? No? Now you’re feeling anxious about a flying ceramic UFO?
The beautiful black box-shaped work is truly a gift. Imagine finding a “Leaf” like this under your tree.
That dress! That hat! It’s never too early to think about what to wear on New Year’s Eve. You’ve been Zooming from home in your ’Lemons for a year and a half. But when life gives you black velvet, make a night of it!
Feeling a bit burned out? This toaster knows how you feel. Made of vinyl, thread, and copper wire, it looks good, but won’t be much help when you’re craving some cinnamon raisin toast with your coffee. And don’t even get me started on the blender!
Surprise! Just when you thought we were only shady, it's time to be... shadowy. Like a shock to the system, the light wood zips across the deep black of this bowl, shouting WAKE UP!
This graphite pendant is made to leave a trace of color (I mean shade) on the wearer. You know who you are. Get out there and make your mark. The world is waiting for you. Be the pendant! It only moves when you do...
Get ready to be BOWLed over by this study in contrasts. It’s matte! It’s shiny! It’s angular! It’s curved!
You are getting sleepy. Black Friday lasts until late into the night. You’ve been at it for a long time, and now you’re seeing stars.
We’re in love with the shape of... this sculpture. Does it push and pull your eyes... like a magnet do? Just when you think you’re on a roll, this blog post has come to an end.
If you need a little more color, we invite you to search SAAM’s collection to dive into some bright, pastel, sparkly, whatever artworks.