Art Vent

Letting the Fresh Air In

Einar and Manuela's house

December 9, 2008 - 10:10pm -- Carol Diehl
Einar and Manuela are coming to visit next week, and in their honor I’m posting the pictures of their home that I took in October. I met Einar—mathematician, architect, artist, and all round visionary—on my first visit to Olafur Eliasson’s studio in 2004 and a couple of years later he and his wife Manuela, a jewelry designer, took me on a tour of “alternative” Iceland (as Einar put it—I thought all of Iceland was alternative). Their small house outside Berlin fairly bursts with the results of their mutual creativity. Now that I’m posting the Art Vent House Report #3, I’m noticing that the homes that interest me most are chock full o’ stuff, while my own domicile is manically minimal. I’m also aware that while I’m a painter, I tend to write most about installation and sculpture. Hmmm. Let’s not make it mean anything.

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