Saturday, June 13, 2009

Style: Immortalize and Personalize with Barbara Pollak

Barbara Pollak has gained recognition for her illustrations. Not until more recently, however, has she expanded her talents to include project commissions. Who knew? I found out by reading an old edition of ReadyMade. Thumbing through the advertising pages, I caught a glimpse of a 2” x 3.5” ad that included the ever-familiar Pollack-signature work: “Working with your ideas, Barbara will create an original portrait of your family or friends in a unique setting of your choosing.” After reading that, how could I resist?!

I worked directly with Barbara for four weeks. Although, at the time, I was situated in the 3rd Coast and she, on the Pacific Coast, we were able to easily work together to create a satisfying project for us both. After sending her a few family pictures and capturing our shared-hobbies in a simple e-mail, I was forwarded my first proof within the first week. I received the final product in time to frame, wrap, and place it under the tree with days to spare. (Later, she even made our very-cool Mod City Mom logo. We love Barbara!)

If you happen to be gifted with a bonus check or an extra large tip and want to document a special person or event in an over-the-top personalized way, e-mail Barbara. Your original Pollak will be sure to accurately showcase your mug, turn heads, and, ultimately, improve your walls. Details:

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Anonymous July 1, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

she does beautiful work and i found out about her commissions a few years ago (yes, from readymade - ha ha) great share!

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