In college, I took a figure drawing class. Yes. It was the one where nude models pose and everyone giggles for the first half hour of the lesson. Myself included. Not the most creative artwork form, but challenging for me. What I learned from this course, besides that there are some people that I do not need to see naked, was that I lack any sort of drawing ability.
My canvas was littered with stick figures.
I am creative, maybe I could make a masterpiece out of my laundry lint?
This replica of Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus” was created with a toaster and 66 pieces of ordinary white bread. I am certain it can be duplicated with the leftover fuzzies from my white and tan laundry.
Enrique also made the infamous Cow-A-Lung-A portrait painted on…you guessed it…cow dung. I hope he wore gloves.
There was an impressive display of a dozen or so beautifully painted butterflies. Each depicted a different scene and the detail was flawless.
James Butman composed “Girl in a Bird’s Nest” with 5,000 postage stamps. It was part of his therapy for agoraphobia, the fear of public places. It is only one of his 22 postage collage art works purchased by Ripleys for $30,000.
After spending too many minutes contemplating the meaning of the artwork I saw, I needed to rest my mind and feet. The Cuban Eye Popper offered me a seat, which I graciously accepted.
Can you imagine making a creative artwork piece like the ones above? Which piece of artwork would you want in your home?
Disclosure: This attraction was sponsored by the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, but all the words I write come straight from my, sometimes distorted, mind. Just as it should be.