Medicine Man

Finding art in remote places is exciting.  This piece is a painted bull skull found in Cedar City, Utah, USA:

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Artist Lydia Brescia.  She calls it Medicine Man Bull Skull.  “It has a ‘third-eye’ on the handprint, lightning bolts shooting from hands and “glo in the dark paint” on the inside, garnet on antler slice near the end of the nose, dream catcher, hawk and Peacock feathers and bear decorations along with aboriginal painting!”


Who’s the Jim Morrison Fan?

I found progressive photo images of the painting that has become the header of this blog.  So, I put them together to make a one minute movie. The piece is acrylic on canvas, 3′ x 4′, and is titled “Portrait of a Girl.”   Everyone who sees this piece asks, “Who’s the Jim Morrison fan?” which has me considering a title change.  I have to admit, I see the resemblance.

Here it is:

Molten Metal

"Metal Ore" detail - full size 24x24 mixed media on canvas

“Molten Metal” detail – full size 24×24 mixed media on canvas

"Molten Metal" 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal” 24×24 mixed material on canvas

"Molten Metal 2", 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal 2”, 24×24 mixed material on canvas

The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat.  Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non-violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.

– Mohandas Gandhi

Found – Recycled – Art

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A steel bolt in the crosswalk; grimy, heavy.
A dismembered auto part;
a sign of someone else’s tragedy.

This piece is constructed from 100% scrap and recycled materials:
Scrap wood from crate
Cardboard hanger rods
Candy box protective layer inserts
Mangled steel wire object unknown source found on the street
Auto bolt found at the street curb