Monday, January 10, 2011

Once Upon A Time

One of the things most of us do during the first month of the new year is of course clean-up, organize and plan ahead. I'm no exception, as a matter of fact I tend to do this periodically throughout the year. I'll fly into an organize it now! or I have to much s#!*t moments. Inadvertently somethings that were not meant to be purged end up in the dump bin. But I digress.

This year I paced myself and controlled the manic moments during the purging, I happen to include my computer files in that purge. Well as some of you know I used to be a muralist and did finishes as well. My company was called 2byFaux since there were two of us, the play on words was deliberate albeit somewhat 90's.

During the cleaning I came across some pics of my work Once Upon a Time . I thought it would be nice to share. Apologies for the quality of some pics that were taken at the advent of Digital photography, can you say Sony Mavica?

There were of course the usual finishes, marbling and gilt:


raffia and linen walls

Modern metallic at a Home Show

There was trompe l'oeil, also known as trump lowly for smaller budgets :

the Zebra wall and Bamboo and raffia paneling,

Whats painted on?

The wainscoting, the key and the lower red cap.

Initialed plate, middle mug, platter, basil, shovel, gloves, wainscoting, rag

the voluminous drapes

Holding my breadth for a picture in an underwater bathroom.

The de riguér skies and cherubs, (the clients grandchildren)

garden vistas in niches,

and of course murals of all sizes

The clients puppy and pet monkey in a Florida vista

Gears and cogs

Flora and fauna

But what I had the most fun with was the whimsical and children's


from magical gardens to the wilds of africa

A three ring circus under a tented roof.

Needless to say the decision or rather the necessity, due to physical limitations to leave that world behind was very difficult. However the joy the work brought me will be with me forever no matter how much the "anal retentive" me finds the need to purge.


Len said...

It is so interesting to find out about your past life. That zebra wall is something else! HAHAHA!!! very 80's? Thanks for sharing, Jorge.

Designs By CK said...

JUST GREAT Jorge and fun mural designs! I especially love the underwater bathroom!

Good luck with the cleaning & purging as well. I do mine all throughout the year.

Chris >:-)

Michele Lynch Art said...

It's so fun to come across memories like these when cleaning! Wonderful faux painting! Michele

William Bezek said...

Really nice work Jorge, it's sad that not many people go for these creative treatments any more, everyone has gotten so beige...blah!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Wonderful work Jorge! The underwater bathroom is super fun!

Carolee said...

LOVE it!! I think the bathroom is my fave too. :)

~ Carolee

Brandi McKenna said...

Love it Jorge!! That is such fun work! You excelled at it! That bathroom is wonderful. One thing about what you do now, it is so nice to work in the comfort of your own home!! So fun to see these!

SharePoint Intranet said...

I just loved all of them! Amazing!