On a recent bright November morning, William Rhodes relaxed at the West Baltimore home of his friend and fellow artist, Joyce J. Scott.
As the pair chatted about art and life, sunlight streamed into the artfully decorated living room, softly illuminating an intricately carved wooden bookcase accented with hues of red and gold. While its glass shelves are functional, the overall look is somehow mysterious, mythical.
That's by design.
"I created this piece especially for Joyce," Rhodes said with a smile. "It combines her astrological signs of Taurus and Scorpio. With client commissions, I try to infuse elements of their personality using my own...