CT artist

2018, a whirlwind year so far

Art of Tao LaBossiere is busy juggling our commercial art projects and the rebuild of Still Waters Retreat Center in Voluntown, CT.  Tao is the lead creative visionary and co-owner of Still Waters, while I handle the business side. We both dabble in the creative and business arenas, however, we each use our best strengths to create new artwork, build the creative community and facilitate healing for others. Here are a few things that Tao has visualized and created this year: 

• Trompe l'oiel outdoor stone mural
• Full porch wrap-around garden boxes
• Coat and hat racks made from 300-year old rustic barn wood
• Rustic end tables and a sliding kitchen door
• Crushed stone walking paths
• Stepping stone greenway installation on Goat Island
• Pond-side stone ceremonial platform infused with healing stones
   (see work in progress picture below)

and so much more. Follow Still Waters on Instagram and Facebook to see all the visuals and stay up to date. We'll do our best to post when possible. Thanks for checking us out! 

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American Flag

Art of Tao just completed and installed a beautiful mixed media flag for the developer of Heirloom Flats, a gorgeous new apartment community in Connecticut. The developer is brilliantly curating multiple artists each time he develops a property and commissioning them to create custom work. Tao and I worked for several months with the art consultant and developer. Tao did a great job designing and building a site specific work of art.

We had the chance to meet some of the other selected talented artists. A few of them we knew from around the Hartford art scene including Stanwyk Cromwell and Michael Borders

Tao's intention with this work was to create a faux vintage 1959 look, as if the flag and logo had been there for a while, not just installed. The flag is a combination of fresh vintage style.  

More businesses should include art in their budget. It enhances the community, creates jobs in an important sector, feeds the local economy, and generates goodwill. Plus, its beautiful! 


Tao installs the work with our friend, artist and carpenter Matt Crouch. Photo from my Instagram, reposted from Heirloom Flats'. 


Faux vintage pre-1959 American Flag. Pressure treated wood and galvanized frame, reclaimed wood and distressed paint. 12 ft W x 7 ft H with ghosted logo.  Photo from my Instagram, reposted from Heirloom Flats'.