Quiet Decency with Dixon Rye

Dixon Rye in Atlanta shares a peak into their creative process each Sunday through and email they’ve termed “Quiet Decency”. To me it’s a moment to yourself, away from the distractions that bind. A moment to reflect on what ignites us from within, with reverence for which we are equally humbled to the core. When they asked if I’be a guest curator sharing visual inspiration from my point of view well, duh… I said “of course!”. Thank you Bradley Odom and your team for being such gracious hosts to me and my work. Love always.

So, here it is complete with sourcing because I believe in community over competition. I also believe strongly in giving credit where credit is due. If you see that I’ve left something off or if you could contribute to the sources shared, I’d be thrilled to add to the list. Just email me at ashley(at)ashleyfinnemore.com and I’ll be sure to update the post if you have anything to add.

Phillips, Nordic Auction  in Berkeley Square, London.   AXEL EINAR HJORTH ,  SET OF TEN CHAIRS, FROM THE ‘LOVÖ’ SERIES, CIRCA 1932 , MADE OF PINE, IRON AND FABRIC, PRODUCED BY  AB NORDISKA KOMPANIET  STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (SOLD FOR £50,000). Photo  AMANDA KHO

Phillips, Nordic Auction in Berkeley Square, London. AXEL EINAR HJORTHSET OF TEN CHAIRS, FROM THE ‘LOVÖ’ SERIES, CIRCA 1932, MADE OF PINE, IRON AND FABRIC, PRODUCED BY AB NORDISKA KOMPANIET STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (SOLD FOR £50,000). Photo AMANDA KHO

Torqued Ellipses, the long-term  exhibit  of work by American Sculptor  Richard Serra  at the  Dia:Beacon  art center on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York.

Torqued Ellipses, the long-term exhibit of work by American Sculptor Richard Serra at the Dia:Beacon art center on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York.

The always inspiring insta of  sophiepinet

The always inspiring insta of sophiepinet

Kimberley Ross  in Brooklynn

Kimberley Ross in Brooklynn

Ruard Veltman Architecture  | Jacobean Tudor Kitchen

Ruard Veltman Architecture | Jacobean Tudor Kitchen

Paul Smith  Albemarle Street store facade by  6a Architects

Paul Smith Albemarle Street store facade by 6a Architects

from  Arch Daily  Architects  Studio Mumbai , Location Kalyan Dombivli, India, Principal Architect Bijoy Jain Project Team Jeevaram Suthar, Punamchand Suthar, Bhasker Raut Structural Engineer Shishir Kulkarni, Photographs  Helene Binet

from Arch Daily Architects Studio Mumbai, Location Kalyan Dombivli, India, Principal Architect Bijoy Jain Project Team Jeevaram Suthar, Punamchand Suthar, Bhasker Raut Structural Engineer Shishir Kulkarni, Photographs Helene Binet

source  Apricots + Apples  credits unknown

source Apricots + Apples credits unknown

Design  Oliver Gustav  Sculpture in resin, glass dome, by the late  Emil Westman Hertz , and the round table lamp by Italian  Vincenzo De Cotiis , ustic painting by the late  Alberto Burri .  Source  Bo Bedre  © Heidi Lerkenfeldt/CPH Editorial

Design Oliver Gustav Sculpture in resin, glass dome, by the late Emil Westman Hertz, and the round table lamp by Italian Vincenzo De Cotiis, ustic painting by the late Alberto Burri. Source Bo Bedre © Heidi Lerkenfeldt/CPH Editorial

Source :  Her Cup of Tea
From the always inspiring insta of  Southern Trouvaille  and  Slightly Worn  which lead me to  Lassco

From the always inspiring insta of Southern Trouvaille and Slightly Worn which lead me to Lassco

Vincenzo de Cotiis  18 th century apartment in Milan

Vincenzo de Cotiis 18 th century apartment in Milan

unknown source

unknown source

Design : Cinzia Bertocchi and Maurizio Pelligrini of  Lost + Found

Design : Cinzia Bertocchi and Maurizio Pelligrini of Lost + Found

TOM FORD  SS19 Show

TOM FORD SS19 Show

Interior Designed by  Luis Puerta

Interior Designed by Luis Puerta

Table  Eero Saarinen , English hand painted wallpaper by  Deborah Bowness , Designer and owner of  Lily and Oscar  Josephine Ekstrom

Table Eero Saarinen, English hand painted wallpaper by Deborah Bowness, Designer and owner of Lily and Oscar Josephine Ekstrom

Postmodern pendant lamp by  Günter Leuchtmann , Berlin

Postmodern pendant lamp by Günter Leuchtmann, Berlin

AATG with Sean Anderson

Antiques in the Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens with Sean Anderson Design.

Sean, one of four taste makers designed a space for the event. His space featured upholstery pieces designed by Sean, carefully curated antiques and accessories sourced from around the country as well as the fine craftsman ship and the uber talent of Grant Trick, a stunning large scale plaster piece in white which stood boldly in contrast to the dark walls of the space making a beautiful impact on the space by McKenzie Dove, and 48” x 84" “Running in the Shadows” by Ashley Finnemore layered among the texture of worn leather, movement of burled wood, and reflected the light bouncing so delicately. Working with professionals who leave room for creatives to expand their thought process, giving us a platform to broaden our reach, isn’t something I think any of us take for granted. Sean is always a pleasure and if you could bare witness to the synergy of his team, you’d know how lucky I feel to be a small part.

Interior :  Sean Anderson Design  Photo :  Hector Manuel Sanchez  Upholstery :  Grant Trick

Other tastemakers include Tippet Sease Baker, Hundley Hilton Interiors, and Amy Berry Interior and Decoration.

Lectures and discussions with The Martha Stewart, Suzanne Kasler, Meg Braff, Richard Keith Langham, Nick Olsen, Keith Summerour,

Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $4.6 million for The Gardens.

Mom to mom

portrait of Travis by Ashley Finnemore in ballpoint pen

 

I don’t often taken on commissions to produce work in someone’s likeness. Travis is the exception. I didn’t know him personally but I do know and adore his family. You see Travis’ mom shares a parallel with me in her journey through life. Her baby was epileptic. Any parent with a child who has an illness classified as life threatening shares the parallel stride that we all wish we could just hand over to the big guy. Reality is the weight becomes some sort of backpack and the concern kind of fades, the whatifs never dissipate but, you know for goodness sake, you must continue so that your baby has the normal most people take for granted. For Travis’ mom, she has experienced the greatest loss. One of those whatif moments took her son. My heart can’t handle what she has experienced so, I say yes to remembering the joy Travis brought to this world and celebrate this brave mom with this gift to her. I look forward to meeting her and having lunch soon. The most sincere gratitude fills my heart for his loved ones who have trusted me with this thoughtful gift. They also allowed me to try a new medium I’ve admired for some time. This sketch entirely in ballpoint pen.