Rob Womack and Catherine Roseberry
stained glass, enamel paint on wood
5'10" x 7'3" x 1-1/2"
Commissioned for a Miami Beach apartment that overlooks the ocean, this two-part, five-panel folding screen draws its inspiration from the sea and sky. The bleached oak framework holds pivoting biomorphic forms which are influenced by the sculptures of Constantine Brancusi and by water-smoothed stones and shells washed up from the ocean. These shapes are painted with abstractions influenced by the works of William Baziotes and suggest the primordial, the mythic and the dreamlike. The colors on one side of each shape are sun-bleached and pale, on the other side sunlit and vivid.
Like the sea and sky, the mood of the screen and the room it is in can shift by turning the screen’s numerous shaped forms. More or less light can enter the room; privacy can be controlled. Plus, the sliding glass panels at the top and bottom of the screen can be rearranged, shifted from one space to another or removed altogether. The screen’s interactive qualities allow many possibilities.
Although most of our work is done on already existing furniture, Ofrenda al Mar was constructed according to our design.