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Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Atlanta transplant,Brian Dettmer,uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve his masterpieces one page at a time. He never adds any artifacts to the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or any other reference books that serve as his canvas. Dettmer manipulates the pages and…

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The Electric Pencil

The Electric Pencil

THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, the story of Outsider Artist James Edward Deeds Jr. Committed for Life at the tender age of 17 to Lunatic Asylum No.3, Nevada, MO in 1925. Heavily subjected to psychotropic drugs and electric shock treatment, his is a tale of the need…

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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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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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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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Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Self-taught mural artist Roy Sproule donates his time and talents to Phoenix’s downtown art scene. The 27 year-old enlisted airforce, avionics technician stationed at Luke Airforce base saw the wall in downtown Phoenix, and was inspired to promote Valley Youth Theater He began it in…

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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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Thorton Dial Retrospective

Thorton Dial Retrospective

Josh Anderson/The New York Times Thornton Dial in his studio in Bessemer, Ala. Letting His Life’s Work Do the Talking By CAROL KINO Published: February 17, 2011, The New York Times THORNTON DIAL has never been one for talking much about his artwork. Ask him…

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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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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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