"ARROYO"

A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers
I ~ RESURRECT ~ STEEL

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gifts from Down Under!

Oh what beauties did arrive for me today all the way from Australia! 

The most lovely of recycled metals transformed into leaves ~ one from a Jardiniere (urn or pot ~ I have to admit I had to look this word up as I did not know what it was) and the other from an old copper laundry boiler!

Are they not GORGEOUS!
 Barry Smith from Maleny, Australia does lovely sculptural pieces with found materials.  You can see is beauties here.  His creativity always inspires me and amazes me. 

Barry - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  
I will treasure my beautiful gifts always.  They are in the perfect glass bowl made to look like leaves on my coffee table for all to admire and hold. 

4 comments:

soraya nulliah said...

SSQ-these leaves are just DIVINE! Another thing I am going to have to scoff...uh...I mean...admire when I come visit you!! You are so lucky to have received such treasures.
Your crosses are going to be a huge hit at your show BTW...they have turned ou simply amazing. glad to see that everything is coming together...I knew it would. xxx

Luthien said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW WONDERFUL!! i know how it feels!! :) awww... Barry is the best isn't he? ever so generous with his gifts!! what a wonderful thing to receive in the mail :)

and ooo ... i like what you did with the crosses in the last post ... STUDDED HEART ARE SO YUMMY!!

Barry said...

SZQ- glad you liked the leaves. Love the photo of them in the bowl - very mysterious. Go well. B

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

droooool!! exquisite. donna

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