"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

Friday, January 6, 2012

ART FOR HEALING - Obsessive Beauty


Now I know there is hope for all the various articles of junk I collect - Sometimes you just need someone to show you that you're not crazy and that there is a mission to your madness.  I believe I have found that someone.....Her name is TAYA DORO MITCHELL and she is my new hero!  What an interesting story she has.  Please do read about her HERE.  

But to truly see what I'm so over the top in love with you have to see THIS video.  I'm just in awe of what she has done!  What an inspiration!  What a talent!

5 comments:

soraya nulliah said...

SSQ-thanks so much for sharing this amazing freakin' lady and her art and her life and....Holy smokes...I just can't get over it!! I just loved reading her interview...she is so articulate about the creative process...about everything really. What an amazing life...what amazing art.
Hey...you remind me a lot of her in some ways...I think your art is pretty freakin' amazing too. Seriously. It really is. I have no idea how you can look at something mundane and create the jewel like pieces you do. For real. xxx

Ajax said...

Oh WOWOWOW. I love your resurrections! I am very impressed with the detail in your designs...amazing. :) Can't wait to see more of your work, now following!!

Ajax

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Totally amazing ... in shock and awe. Thanks for sharing! xxDonna

bohemiannie! art said...

I commented on another post a minute ago and have recovered somewhat from the beauty of your pieces and wanted to tell you something you probably already know. I live in Barranquilla, Colombia where the streets in this city of over 2.5 million were built in the arroyos coming down from the hills. So now...we have - in some areas - 5 foot high sidewalks to keep your knees out of the arroyos peligroso which if you're unfortunate (as many are every year) can and will carry you and/or your vehicle down into the shark infested waters of Rio Magdalena...where few are ever recovered. Ouch...didn't mean to paint such a horrible picture, but this third world country has opened my eyes to many things.

Bohemian said...

Thanks for stopping by again... yes, you will certainly enjoy a day out Junquing in Glendale when you get over to this side of Town. I need to get out to Thieves Market again on the Cave Creek East side. I'm a Member of the Desert Botanical Gardens and the next time you're going to be showing your Art there let me know because I'd LOVE to see it in person... I've been telling The Man about it and how it blew me away!

Dawn... The Bohemian

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