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]