Tag archive for found object

Cano's Castle

Cano's Castle

Cano’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Photos from my recent journeys…just now finishing up the editing. Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more, this amazing folk art environment was built…

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"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo. (courtesy of The Tinkering Studio) Scott Weaver’s family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old. Early structures were abstract…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Tyree Guyton is planning to cover a street in Midtown for several weeks as part of a series showcasing the works of Kresge art fellows next month. The medium? Shoes. “I think it’s going to take 10,000,” he said Wednesday. The Heidelberg Project, a nonprofit…

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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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Clyde Angel – an elusive story

Clyde Angel – an elusive story

I love this piece of art attributed to the artist Clyde Angel, aka Vern Willits. After it found it’s way into my home, I tried to find out more about the artist and walked into a world of point/counterpoint.  Of course, I am very aware…

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Coloring Detroit

Coloring Detroit

This article is part of a special series of web articles to celebrate the launch of Issue 29 of Next American City, which is entirely devoted to two “Comeback Cities”: New Orleans and Detroit. This week we will feature magazine content from that issue, as…

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The Art of Dewey Blocksma

The Art of Dewey Blocksma

There is something about Michigan that I love…maybe it’s because it can’t be a “drive-thru” state, (those pesky great lakes flanking it makes it hard), but there is an authentic aura that is everywhere.  Gentrification hasn’t taken over the resort areas, people are genuinely friendly,…

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Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker c. 1934 333 North Merchant Street (shop is around the corner) Essex, ILJust six miles off Old Route 66 in Essex, Illinois, is the garage of Jack Barker, and his hundreds of welded sculptures.  This energetic and fun-loving 75-year old is one big…

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