Friday, September 17, 2010

100+ Strangers Challenge - Putting a Name With a Face

Stranger #105

Last November you might remember that my friend Bill and I took a little field trip to Joe Minter's house. That day I boldly marched up to Joe's front door and knocked. Nobody was home, but I got Bill out of his big white truck and we prowled all around Joe's African Village. It was amazing.

Fast foward to last Saturday's Art Walk 2010 downtown. I found some amazing artwork made from found objects and just guess who the artist was? Yes, Joe Minter. I introduced myself and told him I knew who he was and had been all over his yard. ( I also thanked him for not having us both arrested for trespassing!!!) He was delighted. I was so mesmerized by what he shared about his art, and what led him to create it, that I forgot to ask about the stick in his hand. I'm going to call it Joe's "Talking Stick". Joe Minter, Stranger # 105 , now a new friend.

7 comments:

Petrea said...

This is the man! I remember his stuff. Have you made him famous or is he already so? His works are remarkable.

Olivier said...

un personnage surprenant, très beau portrait

Bibi said...

Cute story and what a face to match!

brattcat said...

It's a good thing we live so far apart, V., or I fear the two of us together could get into a powerful lot of trouble. Great portrait.

Toemailer said...

What a great story!

Bob Crowe said...

Love this portrait. The camera is our social secretary. We don't need Dale Carnegie when we have photography to teach us how to win friends and influence people.

Daryl said...

What a wonderful portrait ..