Sunday, July 6, 2008

Reuse and Recyle!


Don't miss " The World Through My Eyes", an exhibition of Alabama's noted self taught artist Charlie Lucas at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  For his sculpture Lucas often uses machine parts and other cast off materials.  Twelve of his large scale pieces  are on exhibit in the museum's sculpture pit.  Recently I spent an afternoon photographing all of  the works in the sculpture garden.  It was a photographer's paradise.  I especially liked this wall mounted piece, but don't worry, I have other pieces to share.

10 comments:

Dan said...

It is always facinating and amazing to me how people can look at what I would consider junk and see art. This is a great piece of work but I would never have thought to combine these objects in this way. Rather, I would have thrown them away!

Last year, during a visit to Breckenridge Co. we visted an arts festival. One of the artists did all of her work using old cans of various types. The work was beautiful.

Virginia said...

One man's trash, is another man's treasure they say.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like this kind of Art, there's a local chap that was made redundant as a welder.. he started making the odd bit of art work and he's not looked back since. He was shocked at his hidden talent.

Kim said...

Virginia, this is a cool piece! I think self-taught artists are amazing. They create from a need to create, as all artists do, but without as much outside influence on their vision and techniques.

You asked about the collage format I use. It's called Mosaic Maker, and you can access it by Googling "fd's flickr toys." If you are not a Flickr user you can still make use of the tool, but it's not as easy. It is a fairly intuitive tool, but explore it thoroughly before you try to post something. There are many formats to choose from. The collage you asked about was a 4x4 with large center. The first photo specified will be the center. Good luck with it!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Lynette said...

I like your post. The photograph is great. Can't wait for the other photos!
Portland Oregon Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Hey, this artist lives in Selma! I have several of his art pieces throughout my blog.
I will look forward to seeing more on your blog!

Dusty Lens said...

Art is where we find and compose it. I am always amazed by artisans and their works.

Here is the link to 2 Things Challenge: http://2thingsphotochallenge.blogspot.com/

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

creativity has no limits ... I like that in an artist, and i like the look of this piece of work.

The D in D & T said...

This is brilliant - i love recycled art like this! Thanks for sharing.

Ming the Merciless said...

What an interesting and attract piece! I like that it still resembles car parts but look nothing like one.