Architecture as Inspiration

In previous posts we have discussed some ways the artist can personalize your gift or piece of art. Using architecture as a means of personalization can be a fun and unexpected way to surprise someone. Maybe it is your exciting office building facade as a retirement gift. Or possibly, representation of your family home that Dad built, presented to Mom&Dad on their 50th wedding anniversary.  The first picture below is the front of the Cochise County Courthouse and their impressive front doors.

actual courthouse doors



To stand in front of them is something else. As a gift for a retiring judge, we made our line drawing then a brass embossing of them as a framed piece with black paint accents. While the first piece we did was framed, the county clerks have since ordered our depiction as keepsake boxes, smaller framed versions and even requested permission to make them into their Christmas cards one year, for which we felt very honored. This is a picture of our piece.

courthouse doors as keepsake box



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