Saturday, November 28, 2009

Joe Minter's African Village




Ok it's back to business today, and I have a doozy! A few weeks ago my photography buddy Bill ( yeah- Trek Through the Woods to Find the Cemetery and Get Poison Ivy Bill) and I first made a stop at Joe Minter's African Village. I marched right through the gate of Joe's house and knocked on his door. Sadly he was not at home that day, but we just made ourselves at home and wandered the fenced area where he displays his art. Joe has been described as a "visionary artist that has created a sculpture park of American history". A potpourri for sure. I can't even begin to describe it.

16 comments:

Bibi said...

Love that last shot. Very powerful piece of art.

Maya said...

That is some great art! I would have had a ball in there...

cieldequimper said...

Wow, that's fascinating, I think I would have loved to stroll around there! Bon weekend !

brattcat said...

But you have begun to describe it with these images. Fantastic!

Kate said...

The hands, bars, and boots make a very sobering image.

altadenahiker said...

He has a lot of say.

Harriet said...

I agree with Kate, that last photo is very sobering.

Love the reflections that you captured in the banner photo.

Sean said...

Hi Virginia... thank you for your comment on my blog. Having seen your photography blog it means alot. To do it once or twice is lucky, but consistently... I have alot more work to do... really nice photographs!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I know you'd rather spend the day in Paris but I'd rather spend it in Joe's yard. OCD under the proper conditions has it's place in the universe

Have you photographed the dog wall at Kelly Ingram Park?

Char said...

great shots - reminds me of the cross folkart place in Prattville

Jacob said...

My goodness, what an array of disarray!

And like some others, that last photo is a powerful commentary on a rather dark time in American history, of which, unfortunately, too many vestiges remain!

Virginia said...

Sean,
Oh I will learn a lot from you my friend.

Jacob,
Thanks but that new grandbaby is just a precious gift!

Char,
I've never been there. Maybe one day you and I can go together?

Hiker,
Yes he does. Sorry we didn't get to hear him .

Harriet,
Thanks .

PA,
The Kelly Ingram Park is sobering. I may have to return for more photos. Thanks

Hiker,
OH YES HE DOES!

Thank you all for your comments. Joe has a lot to say and I can only hope that I captured a small part of it.

Petrea said...

This is fantastic. I know you took more pictures, too.

Owen said...

Crazy piece of sculpture there, very disconcerting...

Cloudia said...

Yes, that last piece is striking and powerful. Glad you are back, Dear.




Aloha, Friend!


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Tash said...

He is an amazing artist. Thanks for showing us his work.