Hallie Watson

Artist's Statement

   Chair Portraits

   Many drawings in this show are chair portraits. Like a portrait of a person, these drawings are intended to capture the character and story of a chair.

   More than just wood, stuffing and fabric, furniture absorbs the life around it. An old chair has generations of life experience imbedded like a time aroma in its' structure. It takes the imprint of the people who live with it - not just the physical part, but the character and life too.

   When you are out of the house, the chairs talk to each other very quietly about what is going on. It is usually so quiet that coming suddenly into a room you might not notice.

   But what stories they have to tell!