Tatyana Schremko’s wood sculpture ‘Che’ brings a spiritual presence to the living room. Photography By Roger Foley
We never disagree on anything, Silvio Imas says about how he and his wife Linda Morra-Imas choose art for their Potomac, Md., home. Linda nods in agreement. Their easy accord is tested with a question: “Which piece would each of you be saddest to lose?”
Silvio quickly scribbles something on a scrap of paper and places it facedown on the coffee table. Linda ponders deeply, then replies, ‘the Abeyta.’ Silvio laughs and flips over the paper. It reads: ‘Abeyta.’
“It was the first major piece we bought together,” he explains, pointing to ‘Four Seasons,’ an enigmatic painting by New Mexico Navajo artist Tony Abeyta. “It’s like your firstborn. You love them all, but you love that first one the teeniest bit more.”
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