I have recently gotten into mosaic art, primarily through the back door of stained glass, which left me with so many small shards of glass that I was running out of shoe boxes for storage. I understand it is a form of therapy for me and although my real therapist worked wonders, this is a lot less costly if not more time consuming.
Although I am not up to doing the house yet, excessive is not something I shy away from. I can glue down little pieces of glass for a long time. I admire compulsiveness in a strange way, so that when I first heard of Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran, I had to see more.
This video is on Houzz, and although I have seen many pictures of this house, I think the video shows the human side of creativity.
The Venice, California Mosaic Home
You can also Like them on Facebook and visit if you are in the area.
Tags: Cheri Pann & Gonzalo Duran, Mosaic House, Venice California
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I have left “Hello World!” as my title for my first post because it is iconic and this makes it all the more real to my state of mind. I want to engage in a dialogue on art. So there! ….and life, and truth, and relevance and this case “street art”!
Saturday, January 23, and it’s another storm of the century. I am not sure if Tom Grotting of Minneapolis is an artist but under my definition he would be. I think the primary goal of the artist is to give people an opportunity to look at the world in a different way and this he does.
He freezes pants and, I guess, Minneapolis is the perfect place, since it rarely gets above freezing in the winter. He has been doing this for years. You can see his work on Facebook . Tom told “Bring Me the News” it takes about a half hour to shape his pants as they freeze. He has been encouraging others to share their work as well on Facebook.
In a recent ABC News interview he said, “I mostly do it for…Diane, the winter gets a little long and she doesn’t like winter very much so it’s mostly entertainment for Diane.” Although he has been doing this for a few years now, it seems to have gotten him a lot of attention this time.
[Photos by Tom Grotting]
Tags: Facebook challenge, frozen pants, NE Minneapolis, street art, Tom Grotting
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