The foundation of our mission here at desirablethings is to champion artists and designers who are on the frontier of their craft. So naturally I wanted to include a very talented friend of mine Cheryl R. Riley, a gifted wonderfully creative and talented Artist, Designer and Consultant!
Photo: Robert Baldridge
Inspiration: “Commemorates my trips through the vast and beautifully rich American Southwest.” Media: Honduran mahogany, beveled mirror, brass tacks, found and made objects such as sea horse and turtle shell.
Cheryl’s ingenious art includes various forms of creative disciplines including furniture design (custom and collections), and her creations has exhibited in over 25 museums, over 50 galleries i.e, Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in Manhattan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum, and the Mint Museum of Architecture and Design in Charlotte, NC (to name a few) and acquired by some of the top Curators in America for permanent collections. Take a look at some of her creations and note the intrinsic astuteness she has with details and the unique combination of media used. (Don’t forget to click onto the photos to get a better visual appreciation to the details/elements of the design).
Photo: David Livingston
Inspiration: The surface design was taken from a Bukuba cloth pattern, and the legs recalls her love of Greek mythology. Media: Patina and rusted sheet steel, alder and gold metal powder in wax.
Photo: George Chinsee
Inspiration: Baroque and Victorian influences. Media: Maple, mahogany, brass tacks, with a tarnished gold leaf offset by tack-studded animal feet.
Inspiration: “The frames are more important than the actual mirrors as they must always be covered with a material that is historically or currently used as a means of exchange.” Media: MDF, leather, macaw feathers, gold ink, escutcheon pins, cooper and steel wire, beveled mirrors, amber, brass, resin, glass, and bone beads.
If you wish to contact Cheryl for a project or art consultation you can do so by sending her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org