Untitled shelf. Plaster, painted glass, steel ring, dyed canvas, speaker guard.

Untitled paper work. Pastel and pigment on drafting paper.

Untitled shelf. Mirror, steel, plaster, pigment.

Untitled cloth. Dye, paint and ink on cotton.
Untitled shelf. Card, sunglass lens.


Anne Truitt. Posit 1990

Wooden forming boards for concrete blocks


The primal act of bathing organizes the building. Entrance is through an underground tunnel where the iron richness of the Valser water first shows as it pours from wall-mounted copper pipes and stains the stone.

Therme Vals, Switzerland

I used to take hold of it when I went into my aunt’s garden. That door handle still seems to me like a special sign of entry into a world of different moods and smells. I remember the sound of gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of waxed oak staircase. I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen[...].(P Zumthor 1998:9)

Admirers of Paul Cézanne know it well, it is here that we feel the presence of the painter with the greatest intensity. He created his shelter there, a place of work and contemplation, from where on sunny days, he painted in "le motif". On rainy days or really cold days, Cezanne stayed in the middle of these familiar objects which became the models of his still life paintings : some pottery, bottles, vases, paper flowers or fabrics, fruits, mainly apples, as well as a some skulls and the little plaster cupid.

Lots of works, kept in renowned museums, such as "Grandes Baigneuses", were painted in this studio of light and silence.

A long shelf is hung on the western wall...

A table, a drawer, a short ladder, a high easel,
a potbellied store, a sofa, a few chairs, the items that posed for his "still life",
are basically the only furniture present in the closed world of Cézanne.
a few locally decorated vases, a ginger jar and an olive pot,
a fruit bowl, a plate, a glass, a bottle of rum, three skulls, a little "plaster cupid" by Francois Dusquenoy are still today the famous models of the painter.


Americana Photos...

Ben Wheele
Ziggy Grudzinkskas
Tim Devas