Surprise! We have yet another 20x200 Artist-Made object debut this season, and this one checks all the holiday gifting boxes. We’ve teamed up with artist Rose Lazar of Cosmic Peace Studio to bring you some wooden wonders handmade in her Queens studio with peace and love.
First up: Forever Flowers. These 2D, handpainted wooden blooms are a lesson in illusion with a modernist flair. As a former florist, Rose knows her blossoms. Trading in her garden shears for a brush, Rose marries her botanical knowledge with an expert eye for color mixing to produce these ever-blooming beauts. Paying close attention to the interplay of each shade, Rose is able to capture the subtle shadows and organic petal formations of each of her creations. But they’re not replicas by any means. Using abstract brushstrokes and playful color tones, Rose highlights the hand-hewn quality of her materials—each one just a little bit different than the next.
Pop a Forever Flower in a vase, and watch as that corner of your world transforms into a Pop Art paradise. With Kusama-esque brightness and a little Lichtenstein dimensionality, these buds are the 1960s at its best. Pair a Peony or an Orchid with a Palm frond for a dynamic bouquet. Place a single Poppy in a little bud vase (perhaps a Red Sun Vase?). Or maybe a duet of Daffodils is more your vibe?
Maybe you’re in the market for something a little more festive? This year Rose rolled out a new Mistletoe just in time for the holiday season. With in-person gatherings finally happening again, this little guy is sure to inspire lotsa love—please smooch responsibly of course!
Our visit to Cosmic Peace Studio had us so filled with creativity, we wanted to design something extra special for you, something seasonally sensational to brighten up our cold New York winters. What did Rose come up with? Our very own Evergreen Branch! Petite and perfect to hang an ornament or two à la Charlie Brown—may we suggest Collin Garrity's Flat Ornament Sets—this bough is an awesome alternative for a small space Xmas tree (we’re lookin’ at you, Manhattanites).
And last but most definitely not the least, with time flying by at the speed of iPhone launches, we can’t help but look forward to the New Year with Rose’s Months & Days Perpetual Calendar. This bijou block set is hand-painted with dazzling gold lettering to spell out every month and date of the year. Turn ‘em, stack ‘em, knock ‘em down! And after the years we’ve just had, we all need a little balm for that what-day-is-it-anyway blues. The twelve blocks measure about 1 ¼” each, and come neatly packed in a kraft box, ready to wrap for a vibrant stocking stuffer that’ll provide year ‘round bright thoughts.
Phewf! With a whopping nine new giftable items to choose from, you better hop to it! Whether you’re still holiday hunting or just looking for something to spruce up your space, these handmade wooden delights are sure to go fast.
Months & Days Perpetual Calendar by Cosmic Peace Studio