I saw these four etchings of linear block images by Sean Scully the same week I took a cross-country flight over mid-America, gazing down on green and brown plowed fields, and receiving samples of a new fabric by Dedar. And I knew I had to combine them in an interior setting. Scully, born in Ireland, raised in London, and living now in New York is a prolific artist whose body of work covers from 1964 to present day. As a native of Ireland, Scully has said, “I’m constantly referring to land, cutting into land. It’s a very Irish thing: cutting into soil that has accumulated over thousands of years.”
The images in his Seven Mirrors Series are texturally rich and I found the mustard yellow, sepia, cream, black, steel-blue, and pink colors attractive and soothing, but they are also perhaps a play on yin/yang or push/pull. And they reminded me of that new linear block black and cream patterned fabric I had just received! So a room with sexy but comfortable furnishings with feminine and masculine lines and with dark and light colors was direction these images pointed.