Artists @The Hi

Our home, like most, is never stagnant but rather always in a state of metamorphosis — as it reflects us. As of this writing, well over 50 works of wall art, representing more than 25 artists, are displayed @The Hi.

Some collect things with market value, but we tend to collect for different reasons. Many of the objects represent ancestry or heritage; wall art tends to showcase our predilection for intense color, texture, and abstract patterns; photography highlights special times and places—precious memories.

When we bring things into our home we do so because those things speak to us, reflect us if only in a fleeting moment. And because we have always valued creativity and quirkiness in others, many of the pieces in our collection are from personal friends who also happen to be artists.


Lighting

Yaacov Golan
Yaacov Golan

I’ve often heard that “Presentation is everything.” When displaying art, lighting the piece is an essential element of presentation. The fixtures and lights themselves used in our home were selected by Yaacov Golan, the president of the Lighting Loft, after visiting the house to see the ambient light. Yaacov takes the physics and the artistry of lighting very, very seriously. I would love to hear him lecture on lighting for presentation! Not only does his store have astonishing lighting pieces, talking with him is delightful! The following biographical sketch is from his web site.

Born and raised in Israel, Yaacov Golan served in the Israeli Navy for seven years as an electrical engineer. After his service, he went on to design lighting for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he discovered his passion for lighting and developed his talent for design.

In 1994 Yaacov moved to the U.S. with his wife and young son, and opened 2 stores in the San Francisco-Bay area. [While in San Francisco, he worked as the lighting curator for San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.] After a few years, he discovered an exciting opportunity in Atlanta and relocated here in 1999. Yaacov founded Lighting Loft and opened his first Atlanta store in 2000. Since then, his business has expanded significantly, and he now offers one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary lighting in the country.

A skilled lighting designer, Yaacov is a frequent lecturer at local design schools and colleges. He also serves as an advisor to many major lighting manufacturers around the world.

Yaacov sees lighting as something spiritual — affecting people’s moods and a sense of well-being. Through beautiful lighting, he enhances home and work environments, creates positive ambience, and gives new perspective to life.


Now Displayed (alphabetically by name)

Artists currently Up @ the Hi include the following. Each name is a link to more information about the artist, the piece(s), and how it/they came to be in our collection.


Vertical Orientation

This is a visual reference to the wall art displayed @The Hi. Click on any thumbnail below to go to that artist’s page featuring all of the artist’s works on display as of this writing as well as information about the piece(s) and how they came to be in our collection.


Horizontal Orientation

This is a visual reference to the wall art displayed @The Hi. Click on any thumbnail below to go to that artist’s page featuring all of the artist’s works on display as of this writing as well as information about the piece(s) and how they came to be in our collection.


Square Orientation

This is a visual reference to the wall art displayed @The Hi. Click on any thumbnail below to go to that artist’s page featuring all of the artist’s works on display as of this writing as well as information about the piece(s) and how they came to be in our collection.


Booklet

In our effort to open our home with our guests, we share this small booklet that features some of the wall art we have Up @ the Hi. From time to time the booklet is updated. Click the image to view the PDF. It’s a large file and may take a moment to appear.

Up at the Hi Cover