"Bosco the Handrail" by Walter Neill spices up the eclectic home of Kay and Ed Croom of Oxford, Mississippi. The commissioned piece is a handrail for a lofted second floor space in their home. Just because something is pragmatic, doesn't mean it can't be art!
What drew you to this piece?
I needed a banister around an upstairs room. [Walter] was fun and agreeable to work with.
What emotions or memories does it elicit?
The memories it elicits are of working with Walter to come up with a design we thought would be unique and fit the house.
How do you choose where to put art in your home?
In this case it was a given.
Why is collecting art important?
Art is important because you see something that jolts you and you can have that moment everyday. It's a memory of a time, place or desire.
What advice do you have for people looking to buy art for their homes?
I feel very inadequate to advise about buying art. I personally only buy things that I can't quit thinking about. Even years later I'm still thinking about pieces I didn't get but can't forget.