Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heavy Metal - Michael Bonadio


Add another Birmingham artist to my list! Yesterday I was at Lite Box Gallery visiting with my talented friend Kate Merritt Davis. Kate is curator for an upcoming show there beginning Friday, February 12, from 5-9. Who should walk in but Michael Bonadio. Michael is Artist in Residence/Production Manager at Sloss Furnaces. Michael will have two of his pieces on exhibit ( I have one for you today). Artist......Sloss Furnaces...... two of my favorite things!!!

And my I send a sincere thank you to my faithful blog reader, Beverly and her husband, who recognized me and were so nice to come and say hello yesterday at the Cantina. How wonderful to meet you and put names and faces together!!!

If you're wondering about the new header photo, we are expecting a little snow tomorrow night , so I thought it a perfect time to drag out yet ANOTHER snow photo from last December!

18 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe portrait b&w de l'artiste

Bibi said...

Nice, happy face, and I like his sculpture, too.

Jilly said...

Wow, what a great portrait, Virginia. Really impressive and a interesting sculpture too - very moving somehow.

Louis la Vache said...

They recognized you from your (ahem) portrait in the Post Office. You know, the one where you are wearing stripes.

Signed,
Maytag (the Agitator) la Vache

brattcat said...

You capture not only the essence of the artist but also the essence of his work in this excellent pair of images.

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the portrait photo. I haven't photographed a lot of humans lately.

B SQUARED said...

Nice work, would love to see more of it.

Daryl said...

Wonderful portrait .. and I love his sculpture .. how cool to meet the people who visit!

Virginia said...

Ming,
You are the perfect guy to start the 100 Strangers Challenge. You can do it!

For all of you interested in Michael's work, I am planning a little trip back to Sloss Furnaces to see him in action! I promise to photograph more of his work.

dragonwithin said...

gorgeous piece. Reminds me of Pieta but modern and more down to earth.

Jacob said...

Looks like an interesting sculpture...I'm not sure I understand its meaning, however...

You are fortunate to get to know so many artists firsthand!

Paula said...

We're expecting snow, although it's supposed to be slushy, not this good stuff you have - love the header.

This is a great portrait, V. It looks completely natural and really compelling. It's great.

Bob Crowe said...

What a portrait! He looks like he's spent the whole day chugging at Starbucks. (And they have Starbucks here in Chile, a few, and lots of Dunkin' Donuts.)

Anonymous said...

Virginia, it was lovely meeting you! Hope we get to do so again soon!

Beverly

Virginia said...

Oh B, how nice that you bring good wishes from Chile! Had any chili yet??" :) Your photos on FLickr are terrific.

Beverly,
Thank you for saying hello to me. What fun to meet you.

Paula,
Snow down in the panhandle? Well that should be some photo ops for you!

Maya said...

Wonderful close-up! And that header photo makes me feel cold. But, maybe that is because I AM cold (and tired of the cold and snow)!

Kim said...

That is a wonderful, wonderful portrait! Thank you for sharing his work, too. Very moving piece. Glad your readers recognized you out and about. That's so fun!
-Kim

Viagra said...

I had the opportunity to meet Michael a few days ago in an exhibition in Arkansas (or i think it was Arkansas, I've been traveling a lot lately), there were no pieces of his been shown there at the time he was just looking around like me but i recognize him from this exhibit and dared to talk to him, what a nice guy, so down to earth and a great artist as he is I wish him the best