Monday, April 14, 2008

"Holding the Energy"

What can you do with rusty old shovels and chains and grill racks and...?

Charlie Lucas (The Tin Man) made a work of folk art called "Holding the Energy." Here it's on display at a recent Arts Revive show downtown. The Tin Man's work as a "scrap metal recycler" has gained him international fame. His art has been exhibited in France, New York City and New Orleans. He's taught art classes at Yale, and his story and works have appeared in more than 40 books.

14 comments:

Denton said...

Does this piece of art reside in your home?

Rambling Round said...

Hi Denton, No, it's not at my home. This art is at an art show.
Thanks for visiting!

marley said...

I like this! Its a good use of srap metal :)

Dan said...

This is great. I can't imagine how someone can look at a pile of junk and turn it into a work of art. Wonderful work and great picture.

babooshka said...

this is what recycling and art is all about, using your imagination. Creative artwork,photographed lovingly.

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
What a great way to recycle. It's truly trash to treasure.:)

Southern Heart said...

We love folk and outsider art, too. That is a great piece, and it was interesting to hear about the artist.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

now that's interesting! :)

Jana said...

How fun! Nice photo!

Jana said...

How fun! Nice photo!

Rurality said...

Love it! I'm glad to discover your blog... haven't been in the Selma area much, but it looks like I need to remedy that!

Rambling Round said...

Thanks everybody, for your comments on this unusual work.

Rurality, just come on down!

Mary Helen said...

That's pretty neat

Kelly said...

I love this sculpture! Great photo!