"Casa Groovy" by Nicole Askeland, One Eighty, fall 2008
Over a span of four years, Megan Wilson has transformed her home into a work of art. The walls have been painted in various shades of orange ranging from coral to salmon to Fanta. Every square inch of her walls, ceilings, doors and even cupboards are decked out with patches of flowers and swirls, which she individually hand cut from vintage curtains.
When the installation titled "Forever Summer" opens in September, her trippy sanctuary will be offered to the Bay Area art community as a salon in the grand 19th century French tradition. Launching in conjunction with the Yerba Buena Center for the Art's Triennial show, Wilson will be inviting artists, curators, gallerinas and lulminaries in the art world to hang out in her house.
"It's all about the space," says Wilson. "It's very personal [to reflect on] the sense of longevity and nostalgia traditionally associated with the idea of home."
She will be hosting dinners exploring the role of contemporary art and the subjects of home and mothers. Onthe latter topic, she is inviting her mom over because she's "an integral influence." And because at the end of the day, we all want our mommies and a snuggly sweater.