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. 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 took two years and cost $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.
Have you created a piece of art? If not, what would you create?
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.