ORGANIC ART by Natalie Sasich

Organs are amazing musical instruments, each having their own unique qualities that differentiates one from the next. Although they are made individually, they all share the same natural look and feel that connects us to nature as organic art.  This is a gallery of organs, each carrying its own story in the construction process, materials used, and artwork presented.

This is a class American pipe organ from 1808. The light colored wood, star shapes, and gold elements give it an organic look and texture connecting it with nature. Although there is not much space to play to instrument, this piece makes a huge statement. Each pipe is carefully decorated and contributes to the organs entire look and feel, making it a true masterpiece.
This Swiss House Organ from 1786 is absolutely stunning. It has much antiquing but still remains animated due to its vibrant color scheme and organic theme. The repeating floral patterns create a playful and whimsical rhythm that would entice any artist to come have a play on this beautiful piece.
This chest organ from 1620 is a great example of each organs individuality from the next. The "positive organ" is not played on one's chest at an angle, but is merely played sitting upright. The basic shape and design give it an elegant feel and presentation, while the pipes repeating pattern balances and unifies the complete piece.
This barrel organ is a true antique from 1820 and is simply a classical romantic piece. It's simplicity really allows the instrument to have an organic look and feel. The stained wood gives it a dark clean finish and really shows off the working elements, while the hand carved border with ironwork on the top balances and contributes to the romantic period.
This is a beautiful Regal Parlor Organ from circa 1750. The organ is embellished with beautiful floral paintings and ornate gold decorative pieces, giving it a unique organic feel. The color scheme is very natural and simple, which gives just enough contrast to the dark stained wood. This piece is meant to be showcased as beautiful parlor masterpiece.
A barrel organ from 1820 is sure to catch a passerby's eye. The bright gold pipes are the main focus with their repeating pattern and are bordered with wood and iron work. The two sets of pipes seem to balance the piece and give it unity. There is no doubt that this wooden instrument has a marvelously unique organic feel.
The Reed Organ from the 1900's creates sounds by using air pressure to vibrate the metal reeds inside. The flowing floral skirt is bright and colorful to connect the artist to nature while playing. There are rhythmic organic patterns engraved as well as uniformity with repetition of the knobs in the center.
This is a beautifully carved Gem Roller Organ from 1936. The ornate wood carvings give it lots of texture, while finishing it with sanding and gloss give it the smooth organic free flowing lines. This is simply nature bringing music to your ears and is a beautiful showpiece anywhere it is placed.
This Church organ from 1939 is a beautifully carved mix between a barrel organ and a parlor organ. This instrument was the main instrument used in church during this time period. The rich stain gives it an elegant feel while the antiquing adds to the texture and gives the piece an organic touch during the period of The Great Depression. The gold pipes unify the whole piece by drawing the viewer's eye to the center.
This organ from The Liszt Academy of Music is a perfect example of how massive these instruments can be. The shape and form give it an organic feel while contributing to the overall output sound. There are metal engraved borders and a carved wood base with repeating natural patterns. The pipes are just reflective enough to show the ambiance from the blue lighting.
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