Behind the Scenes
Natural Summer Inspiration June 21, 2017 15:25
Summer is finally back! Here in Iowa that means time outside in the sunshine (preferably near water), fast moving rain storms, and bugs. I will not be discussing bugs further, as I place bugs firmly in the “negative things of summer” column. Storms, sunshine, outdoors/nature, and water are always exciting and do inspire our art here at 7055 Inc. Some of our pieces are clearly inspired by nature. From what we have named them to how the pieces look, these pieces are clearly our interpretation of nature. I have three examples of these pieces. Then, I will share with you my more abstract interpretation of one of our pieces.
First, our Lightning which are sold as a matched set. Inspired by the summer rain storms and the crackling streaks that light up stormy skies. The main body of the two 35” by 5.5” panels have a distressed copper finish, which provide the backdrop for the lightning bolts. The lightning in these panels are created by cutting out the shape of the lightning which transitions into raindrops and are highlighted by colored foil.
Another obviously nature inspired piece is our desert sun. Every time I look at the Desert Sun I remember drawing pictures of the sun as a child. I would draw a circle with wavy lines radiating from my circle. The Desert Sun combines the whimsical imagined sun of childhood with an elegant distressed copper finish to create an eye-catching piece of art.
When I came across the quote “I have not tried to reproduce nature: I have represented it” by French artist Paul Cesanne, Dream Trees came to mind. 7055 Inc.’s Dream Trees are not necessarily the exact copy of any specific type of tree. Instead, they are more of a recognizable symbol that represents all trees. Furthering the idea of the symbolic trees, are the vivid colors and unique finishes of our Dream Trees from intense candy blue and candy red to more natural green and brown gradient to the distressed steel and copper finishes.
Most of the time you will see our Scars hung as tall narrow pieces. However, if you turn them 90 degrees to the left of right when you hang them, they look like waves to me. By hanging several together in a single color or in a combination of colors, you can create a look of reflections in waves
Maybe my interpretation of these pieces do not work for you because the suns you drew as a child only had straight lines radiating from them, or maybe you have actually seen a tree that look exactly like our Dream Tree in a candy blue color when walking through a park one night. I can only offer you my opinions as I see them. Regardless of how I describe these pieces, I hope we can agree that they do actually resemble things you see in nature during the summer season.
2017 Decor Trends April 19, 2017 09:20
I have spent my morning reading articles about both the predicted 2017 decor trends and what trends currently are in 2017. After reading blog articles on several design websites, I believe that I can make wall art recommendations based on these trends. Decorist Elle Decor Vogue House Beautiful
First - Green is a trend this year. I have always loved the color green. Green is a color I throw in where ever I can in my home. Now Pantone says that 2017's color is called Greenery green. So, I can feel like I was ahead of this trend. Also, these blogs not only promote greenery green but all shades of green including jewel toned greens. Jewel tones when mentioned with green always makes me think of emerald green. Which closely resembles our
"candy green" color in my opinion.
I know I mentioned Jewel Tones earlier, but since jewel tones are a trend this year I wanted to tell you that we have more jewel toned colors to offer than candy green. If you are looking for color in your art, many of our collections have pieces that are finished in the candy colors, or have candy colored accents. I will highlight the Interchangeable Collection. Our Interchangeable Collection at 7055 Inc is comprised of many pieces that include candy blue, candy green, candy orange, candy purple, candy red, candy teal, and candy yellow colors. After you have purchased the piece, you have the option to purchase more of the colored squares and circles sets to change the look of your Interchangeable art.
Two of the other trends of 2017 are texture and mixed metals. I feel like so many of our pieces exemplify these characteristics, but I will focus pieces in our Warrior Collection here. In this collection, texture is made from the layering of steel, the differing shapes cut out, and also the finishes. All of the pieces in this collection have metallic finishes. Some of the pieces are a polished silver with candy colored finishes. However, the majority of the collection is pictured here, and are colored by mixed metallic finishes.
Jill Peters | 7055 Inc, E-Commerce Assistant
Winter = ..... December 21, 2016 11:22
To many of us that live in places that experience four distinct seasons, winter equals.....a need to change our space!
During the winter months, for those of us who have snow and ice fall on us, we just want to stay indoors when we are in our home community/area. There are many reasons for adults to want to remain inside their homes. The main reason is that it is cold outside! Most of the other reasons that I came up with stem from it being cold outside.
Here at 7055 Inc. we are proposing a simple solution, which we believe will resolve the itch to redecorate your living room (again). That solution is our Interchangeables.
This winter when you are sitting in your living space - looking at the walls, instead of thinking about redecorating again so that you have a change of scenery - change your artwork colors.
With interchangeables you have the ability to change your art as often as you want! You may decide you want to change it go with the seasons or holidays.
Instead of changing everything about the room, pick a neutral palette and add bold accent colors with room decor and accessories.
Or maybe you will change them to support your favorite team on game day. You may even decide to change them to match your mood!
However you decide which color scheme to choose, we hope that you find our Interchangeables help you through the winter months as well as the spring, summer, and fall months!
Disclaimer: I am generalizing, and not everyone who lives where snow visits wants to redecorate every winter. 😉
Feeling like Fall September 10, 2015 12:44
To Use Color or Not to Use Color... July 30, 2015 14:57
Splash of Color July 16, 2015 12:00
Get WILD July 14, 2015 12:30
Bringing the wilderness into your home with rustic wall art to accent your style.
Watch the Process June 24, 2015 11:08
Beach House Rules June 17, 2015 10:01
Move aside nautical navy & red, shake things up with a neutral palette of black, white & driftwood. Our lighthouse oval brings coastal flair to your home without that 'been there, done that' feeling, and our Stairs wall art will make your home will fit in with all of your silver accents.
Get Inspired! June 09, 2015 15:07
Some customers know they like something but aren't sure how to use our art or where to put it and with what. Here are a couple amazing interiors featuring our products.
The story of 7055 INC January 01, 2015 09:12
It all began in the state of Iowa, in a little town called Harris. After years of metalworking experience and play, Greg Meyerdirk, along with son Ben and wife Patrice, decided to launch the company and work full time on what was and always has been his passion of creating metal artwork. Proud to be local American manufacturers, together they cut, weld, design and create art, which is cherished by customers all over the country.
7055 Inc products can be found online as well as all across the country in specialty decor shops, art festivals and major retailers. We look forward to sharing our artwork with your home.