I have always been fascinated with and amazed by artists. For their talent, certainly, but also for their willingness to bare their souls, to put their vision out there for all the world to see.
The sources of artists’ inspiration can be as wildly varied as the works themselves. From lush landscapes and reclining nudes to city sidewalks, battle scenes, even cartoon-balloon rabbits, the subjects that inspire artists to create seem so limitless that it’s easy to think we’ve seen it all.
Turns out we haven’t. Would you believe art inspired by a kitchen faucet? Showering components? A toilet and urinal? See for yourself how five intrepid artists—Jim Felice, Yen Hua Lee, Michael Manning, Norm Magnusson and Susan Manspeizer—created works that reflect not only their own unique points of view, but the remarkable form and function of five very distinctive kitchen and bath products.
The art pieces were exhibited at New York’s Time Warner Center this summer. Here, opening-night partygoers chat near Michael Manning’s Everyday Hero, inspired by the Purist® Hatbox® toilet.
Susan Manspeizer’s best-wood sculpture Lines in Space mimics the movements of the Karbon® faucet.