|We went to the arts festival, the other day. |
|This is Gregory Story|
Chuck told me how he converted a wood burning tool that he uses for wax. I talked to him about how unique his use of wax is in his work.
|This is Julie Havel.|
When Chuck explained his layers of newspaper and the meaning behind his pieces they were more complex and interesting. Than just simple shapes of color.
|Chuck Kaiser told me that when people ask him, what do you do with a degree in philosophy? His answer is this artwork.|
When I would tell him what images I saw in his work he said, "You can see whatever you want." When I mentioned galleries he said, "Yeah, but selling art in the street pays the most."
Theresa had these really cute purses I didn't get photos of. She makes them as break from her other stuff.
She said she wasn't allowed to display them in front of her booth.
|photo taken by my guy|
|The images are made out of thread, and stored in a shadow box with material behind it.|
|taken by my guy|
|This motorcycle is life size and I'm pretty sure Theresa knitted it all.|
|Here's another image made by Theresa. The photo was taken by my guy.|
|This is art by Seung Lee.|
I didn't get a chance to talk to him because he was talking to someone else.
|These ceramics are by Gregory Story.|
|What I found interesting about this subject matter,|
|is how the artist takes what appears to be everyday materials and combines them to form these seemingly simple sculptures.|
Sorry I don't know the artist's name.
I don't know these artists either.
|These are framed squares of fused glass made into tiles.|
|These guys sounded like the music I hear when I'm in New Orleans.|
|I have no clue who made this work.|
|I'm really sorry, but the artist is unknown to me.|
|This is Chuck Kaiser.|
|Here is some pretty stuff, but who knows who made it?|
I saw a white guy wearing overalls and a white shirt. He had tattoos that said "Dirty Southern."
|These pieces are basket weaved together.|
|The flower frames are made of tree branches.|
|This is Julie Havel's booth.|
|What was fascinating about this stuff was they were photographs behind the sculptures.|
There was an artist, who I am NOT mentioning any names. I also am NOT showing any photos of his/her work.
Under the artist statement or whatever it said their work represented a good life and simpler time.
Something about joy in going back to that place or some such nonsense.
The images looked like people chatting while picking cotton, farming, doing housework etc.
I immediately thought of slavery. Maybe I was I reading something out of nothing?
I hope I misunderstood. I hope that wasn't their intention.
Speaking of offensives. There were two ladies that had late 70's early 80's feathered hair.
I wish I could find something that resembles what I saw. Since I can't, just imagine. Deliberately cut, layered, curled, and styled in that bad hair fashion.
|As far as I'm concerned these image here could be of current people. Possibly from different cultures or another country? These images didn't bother me.|
From a distance the colors appeared to be dots creating form, texture, and depth. Up close I could see they were actually colored scribblings. It was magnificent!
I know all about bad hair. I've worn it. Some would say I still do.
I wondered if those two ladies with the bad hair were friends, sisters, or a couple? Not that it matters.
You know how sometimes couples look alike? Or how pets resemble their owners?
|Here's some band that played Texas, (Southern Rock) cover songs like ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn.|
I ran into one of my friends who I hadn't spotted in the crowd.
Everyone was wearing sunglasses. My friend said her husband recognized me.
But hey, I was wearing sunglasses too.
Which some would say proves the point of the bad hair. I must've been wearing.