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Open Concept: A Mid-Century Modern Triptych

For Alyssa Pierce, owner of Willow and Sage Design


Amid the current trend of open-concept homes, where walls are knocked down to create a flow of space and light, comes a triptych of paintings that both reflect and challenge this very concept. Titled "Open Concept," the triptych embodies the principles of mid-century modern art with its abstract shapes and lines forming a cohesive whole. The color palette is drawn from a rug in an interior design office, highlighting the irony of how people strive for an open concept within the confines of their walls.


The triptych is a testament to the enduring appeal of mid-century modern design, which sought to break free from the ornate and cluttered styles that preceded it. In the same vein, the "Open Concept" triptych presents a sense of openness and fluidity, while still being contained within a defined space. The painting's abstract shapes and lines suggest a sense of movement, as if the boundaries of the canvas could expand and contract with ease.





The term "open concept" has become a buzzword in the world of interior design, but it's a concept that has been explored by mid-century modern artists for decades. The art style emphasizes the importance of negative space, suggesting that the absence of something can be just as powerful as its presence. The "Open Concept" triptych embodies this principle, with its shapes and lines interacting with each other to create a sense of openness and freedom. As people continue to seek out ways to make their homes feel more open and spacious, the "Open Concept" triptych serves as a reminder that sometimes, the most powerful sense of openness comes from within.

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