Cheryl Ekstrom


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Cheryl Ekstrom

Highlights from artist Cheryl Ekstrom’s current exhibit


at the ART Cube in Laguna Beach

click here to see this mannequin in action…

Cheryl Ekstrom


A collage of antique film negatives…snap shots…history…

Cheryl Ekstrom

This mannequin is called “Memory Board”…

a montage of the artist’s memories…


Cheryl Ekstrom

Cheryl Ekstrom

Also from her current exhibits…

Love the texture, patina, detail…

evoking industry, artistry, hard work and dreams…

Out on a Limb

Cheryl’s wedding dress..

reworked by the artist to create…

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Out on a Limb

In Cheryl’s words…

This work speaks to the expansion of society’s traditions. The dress represents a

structure that I feel needs to be redefined to fit with the world today. Keep the hammer

ready at all times to break the mold and have the courage to change the old script.


at the Laguna Art Museum

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

Artist Cheryl Ekstrom

From an earlier exhibition

Plaster Series


Trove Laguna plaster


19th Century and New…
Large plastered antique crystal chandelier …

Cheryl’s chandelier can be found at…




Artist Cheryl Ekstrom for Trove LagunaCheryl’s stainless steel beanbag sculpture…

as well as her other stainless sculptures…

can also be found at Trove on 1stdibs here

You see…Cheryl has an “in” with the fabulous store’s owner Heather Lee…

I’m sure one of Cheryl’s proudest accomplishments…

She’s Heather’s mother….

To revisit the magic that is Trove….

click on the photos below to revisit earlier posts…

Antiue French aviary Trove antiques


Rough Luxe in Laguna Beach


Trouvais Trove Laguna

Poetically Juxtaposed

Trove antiques

Trove Antiques at Ocean Avenue

Antique Garden urn


370 Ocean Avenue

Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651


PS: Hot tip…look for Trove in the November issue of Elle Decor

(Under What’s Hot! Shops p.88)

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Ode to Dressmakers


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Ebay France mannequin

From Bois-L’Evêque, Haute-Normandie, France

Now doesn’t that have a pretty ring to it?

c. 1900…Ebay…

Love the way mannequins convey a sort of historical pause…

child mannequin Obsolete Inc


France c.1890





France c. 1920

Obsolete here

Trouvais 1stdibs



Dressmaker form

Found Objects of Industry



Trouvais finds

Mine…in a state of perplexed re-assembly…

c. 1909

And my little umbrella tuteur…which I love and have

plans for…

More dressmaker forms in earlier posts…

Romance of Metal here

Articulating the Past here

Working Paris here

And of course …what’s a weekend without a movie trailer…


Designing a room around a dressmaker form here