"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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Iris

I hope you've all had a good weekend.  I feel Autumn in the air and it is cooling a bit and I start wanting to do new things, I feel pulled in many different directions these day, but with my show coming up I have to try and focus on new items for that so, while I was doing yard work (another distraction) I kept being in need of something tall to hold up some of my plants, so I came up with these tall Iris just for that purpose.  They're thick steel and sturdy and about 2.5-3.0 ft tall.  Their still rusting and getting some character, but hopefully folks will find them as helpful as I have.
After cleaning up a corner of the garden and digging up some old plants I was finally able to see those 50 gallon barrels I carved a few years ago.  They were so full of overgrown plants you couldn't really see through them well at night.  I love looking at these in the dark.  I may have to carve a few more and spread them around!  I'm feeling the need to do some more large things ~ so after this show I hope I can do more of that.

 Here's a bad picture of them in the dark - it's a little blurry but you get the idea.. :)

8 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Love the iris idea. Good one. And those barrels. Wozza - absolutely gorgeous. xoDonna

stonepost said...

You never stop, Soozee! These are practical and beautiful I love the barrel sconces!

bohemiannie! art said...

Both the Iris and the barrels are wonderful.

SooZeQue said...

Donna,Jerry,Bohe: thanks for the feedback and if I do say so myself I truly love those barrels!

Barry said...

SZQ - whilst the barrels are great; the Iris are gorgeous. Are they for sale - they are flat and could easily transport to Australia. Well done. B

SooZeQue said...

BS - Glad you liked the Iris - would love to see them on the Mountain! Sent you separate email :).

Anonymous said...

SSQ-How on earth do you do this??? Just out gardening and you decide to carve a few barrels and sculpt some Iris???? can I have some of waht you got??? Pleeeeeze??? Love the barrels. just amazing with the light pouring out. I am gonna' need a pretty big bag to stash my loot when I come to vist ya:) Tee hee hee. Miss you. xxx
Soraya

Barry said...

SZQ - thanks for the email - looking forward to eventually having Iris grow rusty onn the mountain. B

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