When it comes to 3-D wall art for home decor, well, I'm just not seeing it.
Oh, my home design blogger friends have tried (passionately) to convince me that 3-D wall art is not just a fad but a visionary form of wall decor.
We're long removed from the previous incarnation of this attempt at large-as-life wall art, or don't you recall going nearly blind trying to find the dinosaur hidden in those pop holographic pictures of the late '90s?
Today's high-end 3-D wall art takes many forms. There are framed and freefrom pieces with intricate papier-mache rosettes, sculpted items of painted-plaster flowers, and fancy wood fretwork designs, to name a few.
Of course, any parent who helps a child frame first-grade felt art also gets the value of 3-D for display at home.
Still, let me ask you, our trendy home-decorating Spaces readers, what you find remarkable in these samples of 3-D wall art.
Faux utensilsPottery Barn sells a pair of faux utensils suitable for wall hanging at about $120. Pricey for an ordinary spoon and fork, of course, but not for nouveau objet d'art?
This example (right) captures a minimalist school of 3-D wall art. The rustic charm suggests the look of a French country kitchen, and the neutral color tones match many kitchen decorating themes - of all dimensions.
Bamboo sculptureThe Metal Wall Art store has a 3-D metal sculpture for you, if you have about $100 to spare on a bamboo-inspired motif as one of the latest looks in wall dress-up.
As with the coordinating utensils above, this design (right) comes in a multi-panel format, a hallmark of much 3-D wall art today.
Generally, 3-D wall art enthusiasts say that the more understated the piece, the more elegant the 3-D impression. That means many of the latest designs are either abstracts or iconic images. This piece seems to fit the bill with a lifelike simplicity.
Abstract designAnd an eye-popping abstract piece (right) from Artwork Gallery, which promises the 3-D art will "rejuvenate your atmosphere," is an attention-getting -- not to say hypnotizing -- wall display at nearly $150. I confess I like this one for its Rod Serling meets M.C. Escher 3-D kitsch.
Attractive pieces all, true, but I'm not sold yet. So convince me, if you are among those who love this look.
Email me sample images -- and your justifications -- of wall-worthy 3-D artwork to share in future Spaces posts. If I'm thrilled, I'll be happy to admit you're right.
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And if you have photos of a really imaginative items, submit them to our Flickr group and find friends who agree with your 3-D decorating taste.