My partner suffers from the occasional bout of artistic obsession…
For some time, it wasn’t a new film, play or even music. It was piano keys!
No it wasn’t playing piano… it was creating art installations out of piano keys from one of first pianos in Bandra… as in over 100 years old!
What happened to the piano that came with these keys? Well… it was transformed into a bar some time ago. I recently met its owner and saw photos of its transformation – remarkable!
What happened to the piano keys? Here are a few of the pieces my partner created.
One project in process…
And the finished product:
There are also very practical “Keys for keys”
He also created a “Leaning tower of keys” and the final project was the “Key Lamp” which had a few iterations before finally becoming what you see here…
I’ve often been the beneficiary of his obsessions. When he says, “Let’s not get rid of it. I have an idea…” Chances are something quite interesting will be the result.
Anyone have an obsessive quality? Any interesting outcomes?
I want the “keyboard” 😉
Haha! No chance! I like all the various avatars too much. 🙂
I want the bar 🙂
I actually should track down the bar owner and get a pic of it too! Quite something. 🙂
Sounds like it! Your hubby’s pieces are gorgeous! Love the lamp 🙂
The guy is insanely talented. Obviously a professional actor, gorgeous voice, can sing, dance, ride a horse… hidden talents that keep popping out!
I’ll never forget one merry music evening where practically everyone there were professional musicians except myself, partner and another friend. The friend commented how grateful he was to have company in the ‘appreciative untalented category.’ Then my partner, who has never owned a guitar and not touched one for probably 20 years, picked one up and start strumming away leading a couple songs. My friend “You have GOT to be kidding!! What does this guy NOT do well????”
Ha ha! I love that! He sounds like a total hero! 🙂
Love the series of 3 on the wall!
Me too! Such a simple idea when you see it done, but never would have imagined it! 🙂
Yes, that is very cool indeed!
I also love the series of 3 on the wall. And the keys for keys. I’d like to see the lamp in a bigger photo and without the light on so it would be easier to see it.
Yeah… the lamp wasn’t the best of shots I’ll admit. Its lovely live but doesn’t translate well into pics! 🙂
I’m not very arty. Scratch that… I’m not arty at all. I’m always amazed at how people can turn something mundane into art.
About the only obsessive quality I have is the need to find out “why”. And some of those outcomes have been, well, “interesting”… 🙂
Hahaha!! I’m sure there is more to the story with your ‘outcomes’. 🙂
And I’m also an artistic appreciator rather than creator. So marvelled as my partner dreamed up an idea then made it real!
love the key art 🙂 your hubby does have some great ideas, and it’s even better that he puts those ideas to life
That’s the part that is a marvel to me! Lots have great intentions… he is able to translate ideas into reality! 🙂