Art

Art from Recycled Materials

I applaud the many artists who are making amazing creations from recycled materials. I am delighted by the quirky statues from artist Gary Olson. I have included photos of one of his art pieces entitled Self-Educated Rabbit. If you want to know more about his art go to http://www.olsonlarsen.com/index.cfm/65942/19087/studio_visit_gary_olson

Helen Terry Marshall, A Christmas Connection

My mother-in-law was de-cluttering her house some years ago and gave me this painting which I thought was fun. More recently, I tried to read the signature and find out more about the artist. I knew the artist was from Little Rock, Arkansas. I found out that the painter was Helen Terry Marshall who died… Read more »

Ekphrasis for Yayoi Kusama

An ekphrasis is a poem describing a piece of art such as a painting or a statue. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist. I loved her sculpture of a flower and wrote an ekphrasis about it. Yayoi’s Flower in the Woods at Crystal Bridges lime-green serpent stem red/white polk-a-dot petals Please Feed Me, Seymour… Read more »

Droids for Sale

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina is one of my favorite picture books and Star Wars is one of my favorite movies so I love this mashup art titled Droids for Sale by Jayme Brandt. Click here for more of Jayme’s book art.

Books Versus Computers, Episode 1

My son, Levi, found this print called The Stacks in the attic sale room of an art store. Levi grew up with computers and is a computer programmer. I grew up without computers and am a huge book lover. I enjoy this piece of art because I like to compare and contrast books versus computers…. Read more »