Joan Miro, the Spanish Surrealist painter loathed conventional art. His works set about ‘assassinating’ its usual forms and when he departed this world one Christmas day, he left with us a very iconic set of visual signs that are readily associated with Mr Miro. Not too-well acquainted with his work, I sat in bed one winter evening and began playing with his squiggles, curls and atomic-inspired shapes on a blank page. It was good fun, and soon I realized that these quirky, fun and simple forms would make a super cushion design.
… Especially if you consider how popular mid-20th Century furniture has become. So here it is, my own interpretation of Miro’s work on a cushion.
I think the artist would be tickled to see just how ‘assisinated’ art has become.