This quote by Matisse was more than enough motivation to complete this chalkboard installation in a Kansas City home. The wall, inside the hearth room--just off the kitchen--is the perfect nook for reading or just enjoying the sun. I chose a circular format for the textual composition as it fit beautifully between the uneven angles in the room--it seemed to help balance the geometric overload of an open living space.
All lettering was drawn by hand, from start to finish - with ordinary chalk. The type is all an original design inspired by various lettering styles but based on no single font.