I met a young artist the other day. Keoki came to my studio because he had done some welding with his grandfather and was interested in seeing what I was doing and the equipment I had on hand.
Oh, did I say, he was 13?
We talked for a while and I showed him all my projects, in various levels of completion.
Then we talked about his art.
He has been working on abstract art made from cut paper. He showed me several of his designs.
They were intricate art. It obviously took a lot of concentration to reach the level of this work.
And all from a teenager!! As they say in Brittan ….Good form old chap…
Then he told me he had made one for me!
What do you think?
It is going on the art wall in my office.
Young artist need to be encouraged. So I am helping to make him known to a few more folks.
You can comment on the form below, and he will see them.
Thanks for reading.
Finding art all around us is my (sorta) full time task. If you open your eyes, you will find it too.
I just returned from Pittsburgh… what a great city, by the way….and I found art in interesting places…like the trash can.
Not in the trash can…the trash can itself.
Yes, the trash can.
They had cans at the Mount Washington overlook above the city, and upon closer examination, there was something very nice about them. The design on the side of the container was a cityscape of Pittsburgh, complete with trees underneath and the stars above. There were even tracks for the Duquesne Incline Tram which takes you up the side of the hill.
It was just a trashcan holder… but someone decided it needed to be art!
And I got to experience it. Then those with me did also, ‘cuse I stopped them and made them look!
Bravo to you, Pittsburgh trash can people.
(I am sure there is a more formal name…just don’t know what it is…Sorry).
You guys made art where there is usually no art.
And I thank you.
Here are two more photos of art just because it would make the place nicer. They are from Pittsburgh’s Mexican War Street District. They were carved about 100 years ago, but that just make them better.
Keep sending your finds of art- just because. I love seeing them.
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I found this water main cover in the street. ,
And I had to ask the question, “Why don’t we do more of this?” It took about as long to make this one as it would to make an ugly/ simple/ uninteresting one.
But they decided to make it nice!
And write it in Gallic.
They didn’t just paint an arrow on the ground for directions either.
Here is the way it should be done
No they made it nice!
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The typical winter day in Coastal NC happened yesterday.
35 degrees on Monday…70 degrees on Tuesday.
Yes this is January in North Carolina. And I love it!!
I was in need of some interesting driftwood for a sculpture I was creating and this was the perfect day to see what nature had washed down the river.
Yes that is what the sky looks like on a Carolina winter day
I have the advantage of having the best kind of boat…one owned by a friend.
But he is as interested in finding cool things as I am and was more that happy to be out of the house and out on the river. So we were off.
Trying to find just the right piece.
We were looking for pieces with character.
Nature has a way of making things interesting, by twisting and stressing them in a lot of ways. It makes for interesting wood and beautiful results come from interesting wood.
There is so much movement in the grain of this piece of cedar that we had to try to figure out how to use it.
The day’s hall was kind of unruly as we made out way back to the docks. Now the challenge is to create something which celebrates this piece of nature’s handiwork.
I’ll let you know …and of course… show you pictures.
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