I love the graphics here. I would never have thought of tires when I first looked at this picture.“The tire sculptures, prettified with white paint on their tread patterns, making them look like gorgeous folk-art totems, are piled with candy that visitors can grab in handfuls. ‘They can think about getting fat’ as they munch from candy bowls made essentially of industrial waste, Mr. Pruitt said.”
And, while depicting creativity with ordinary objects, what about this piece using saws. You can see it larger on artdaily.org.
Above, from left: Emily Black, Baskets Don’t Kill People; Guns Kill People. Mixed media, 10” x 6” x 1”. Photo by Lakewood Photography. Leslie Lewis, Arachne. Wood, fur, powder-coated brass. 12” x 14.5” x 12.5”. Photo by Rob Glover. Robly Glover, Bobber Necklace 3. Mixed media. 24” x 24” x 3.5”. Photo by Robly A. Glover.
The above is the postcard for the CraftTexas 2010 exhibit. I included it here because of the pieces depicted. The middle piece is a necklace made of bobbers, the fishing kind I assume. When I look at the pieces featured on the postcard, I am amazed that two of my pieces were accepted into the show! Below are the pieces that were accepted. If you’re going to be in Houston, the exhibit will be on display until January, I think. The opening is Friday night.