I was poking around in one of my favorite consignment/antique shops…. The Barn in Bigfork, MT, when I saw……THIS. My Sheldon Rose. It’s huge, it’s amazing, it weighs a ton, and I had to have it. This is a large piece of art made of typography letters arranged in this cool shape. I chatted with the seller, and she said that she was selling it for her aunt, who was elderly, but had purchased it with her husband when they were young and living in Seattle. Apparently it was a gallery purchase, and she was always particularly fond of it, but now had to downsize to move. I have been trying very hard to find out more about the artist, Sheldon Rose. It’s been difficult thus far, but I am determined. I found some auctions sites who have a few of his other pieces for sale. They’re quite pricy, so I’m thinking that I got a fair deal on my piece. I’ve also determined that he was likely a German artist, as the auction sites I saw were in Germany. If anyone knows anything about this artist, please fill me in. Whatever the case, I get happy every time I look at this above my couch. It’s full of letters, my favorite thing, because letters make words, and words make stories, and what could be better than that?!
“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”
Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.