"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

Monday, January 9, 2012

Passion Flower - Resurrection

I'm sure you've noticed that I tend to lean towards "garden art".  I love flowers and I love creating them.  I've filled  my backyard with so much "garden art" that it's ... dare I say.... Overgrown!  Honestly, I can't imagine surrounding myself with anything else.  How lucky I am to be able to create what I love. 

As mentioned in my post last week I found this crazy looking object aka candle holder.  Funny story - I didn't realize what it was even though one of my addictions is candelabras, candle holder, candles and such so when I came home and ask my husband what he thought it was and he immediately said "it's a candle holder", well I felt really stupid and then was like..  Oh Yeah, it is huh?  Duh.  Well we are all entitled to a senior moment now and again! 

So here it is  - a huge 12ft tall Passion Flower for the garden.  Everything is made from other pieces of various things I had laying around.  See it's good to never throw things out!  or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

5 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Your work always has such tremendous movement in it ... that alive, graceful, any minute it could sway in the wind look! Beautiful. xoDonna

Luthien said...

DANG!! that's SO gorgeous!! like some alien plant ... darn ... i really love it!

soraya nulliah said...

SSQ-you amaze me every single time...did I ever tell you how brilliant you are???? I just love this!! How on earth did you make this flower...out of a candle holder??? And i just LOVE your garden (from your previous post pics)...what a haven filled with art + stone + metal + birds + cats +...
I just may show up one day at your doorstep...tee hee hee...I have your address:) xxx

Barry said...

SZQ- here I am fiddling with tiny leaves and there you are creating giant pieces. I had a feeling that piece was going to be a plant or sun. Guess it will scare the living daylights out of passing bees. Go well. B

ArtPropelled said...

Absolutely fabulous Passion Flower. It certainly has the X-Factor!

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