Shawn Rivett - What he has up his sleeve for the 2018 Western Design Conference
Meet Shawn Rivett, friend of Styling the New West, and a true Wyoming-based artist and western designer of one-of-a-kind pieces for your Mountain Modern Contemporary home. He does it with a real twist of western flair. Styling just got easier with this guy. Shawn focuses on unique antler sculptures, original photography and industrial furniture. I fell in love with his pieces from an interior design firm in Jackson Hole that carries his antler bowls. It speaks more than just antler art. It is true design mixed with an veritable style. Yes, that's right... I'm all about the style. Guess what ? He is Wyoming's best kept not so secret anymore and he seems ready to blow out the doors at the 2018 Western Design Conference held in Jackson Hole, WY on Sept. 6-9 at the Snow King Resort with his brand new cache of goods.
Range - and not the prairie kind......
What I am amazed most about Shawn is his artistic range. He seems inspired by just about all natural elements from antlers to recycled steel. While antlers might be his medium he is most comfortable with, he is also a self-taught photographer and an interior designer. His multi-faceted creations are art but utilitarian in an non-traditional presentation. Flipping through his photography is like reading a great western novel spelling out the Wyoming Cowboy life and the wide-open spaces of the prairie. Shawn surely documents Wyoming in an authentic way.
Shawn's name is starting to gain national attention. He has been featured on HGTV.com in a tiny house segment where he designed an elk antler sculpture. The tiny house will serve as the six-week home for the winner of the Wyoming Department of Tourism's "Call of the WY" promotion. He's also been covered in Big Sky Journal and his fabulous commissioned piece magically floats in the University of Wyoming Legacy Hall in Laramie, Wyoming.
New West Styling Tips
I'd love to place one of Shawn's bowls right on my coffee table, front and center. They are artistic and beautiful and speak a western design unlike other antler art. Check out the black tips on this piece... wowza! The question are asked... are the horns real... how does he make them connect... how on earth does he find antlers that connect like that??? All very good questions for the artist!
Can’t wait for you to send me a photo of your Shawn Rivett piece shown in your mountain home. Please tag @stylingthenewwest or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe you'll stop by his booth at the Western Design Conference on Sept. 6-9 to say hello... We'd love to see you!