Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Temporary Loft Living in Brooklyn. Every artist has got to do it at some point no?
Its funny, I sit in my lofted-make-shift-cubical and read World Of Interiors.
More 'Recent Bedrooms work,' I guess.

Peace Out

Gonna miss the UO workshop I've been working in for the past 8 months here in the city, But it's on to the next one. I'll be spending the next 3 months merchandising and styling the furniture and lighting department at ABC Carpet & Home. Though I wont be "making" anything,  I'm excited to entertain other aspects of my obsession with homes through interior styling and working with designer and antique furniture.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Olve Sande

On the Inclination Towards Restrained Affinity and the Transubstantiation of Love

Sande's work is a plaster cast based on a fictional backside of a work from Frank Stellas Notched V-Series.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Me and My Lonesome Ass Friends"

This is why I don't need bullshit on my ipod.

Bedroom View

More sketches.

These are a few collage sketches I made starting about a year ago, they were initial experiments in style and process for some larger work I've been at lately. They've been lying around my bedroom for quite some time now, so I figured Id share them.

Some old collage-sketch that lives in the hallway. I feel compelled to take photos of my art before I move out. I'll post'em.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Norwegian Puppet Show Set - Process Photos

Here are some process photos of a set I built for  a Norwegian Art/Puppet Show. It was inspired by traditional Norwegian Stabbur design, although due to working with such a small budget, I had to simplify the design from our initial inspiration photo. For the most part, I built this entire structure myself in about 36 hours total build time, occasionally getting help from one of the artist's brother to make some cuts. The internal framework is pretty standard for how you would build a shed or barn.
We were actually invited to rebuild the structure at Viking Fest taking place in Brooklyn next Saturday, so hopefully that all works out.

The structure pushed the limits of the gallery at being just shy of 12ft tall and the top floor being around 10ftX10ft wide.

Friday, May 6, 2011

For fun, I thought I'd include an actual picture of my recent bedroom recently.

New Work

Recent Bedroom Recently
Digital Photo

Portrait of my piece Recent Bedroom, 2010  at home hanging out on my bedroom floor post-gallery life.

Figured it was about time to start posting my personal work. More to come.

Maryanne Casasanta

Coincident Occurrence: Art Determining Itself and Meaning/Signs in Action 2010

Monday, April 25, 2011

And again.

John Ford and Tim Holt filming Stagecoach in Monument Valley (Utah/Arizona boarder.)

John Ford

Tough as nails.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

via Old Chum

Let's Voyage into the New American House

Let's Voyage into the New American House

Richard Brautigan

There are doors

that want to be free

from their hinges to

fly with perfect clouds.

There are windows

that want to be

released from their

frames to run with

the deer through

back country meadows.

There are walls

that want to prowl

with the mountains

through the early

morning dusk.

There are floors

that want to digest

their furniture into

flowers and trees.

There are roofs

that want to travel

gracefully with

the stars through

circles of darkness.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Apartment Therapy Design Evenings: Mira Nakashima of Nakashima Studios

Wednesday, April 6: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway NYC
After recently reading George Nakashima's "The Soul of a Tree,"  I'm so excited to be able to attend this presentation from his daughter and now Creative Director of Nakashima Studios, Mira Nakashima. Reading his words has altered my entire perspective on how I approach my craft. Even attempting to understand the peace Nakashima found in his work truely is a life pursuit.
"A tree is perhaps our most intimate contact with nature — each tree, each part of a tree, has its own particular destiny, its own special yearning to be fulfilled."

For more info on Nakashim's work:

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Adobe Mystique

MAKING PLANS: Adobe Construction Department - Norther New Mexico College


57 x 76 cm double sided poster. 1000 copies.
Winter, 2011.

Available at Printed Matter NYC

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weekend Project: Norwegian Stabbur

This weekend I'll be leading a project building a stabbur in a gallery space for a Noweigian folk art puppet show to open in a couple weeks in Brooklyn. Look forward to some process photos as we errect this life size monster this weekend.