Ask any craftsmen; artist, carpenter, surgeon, financial planner, etc. what sets them apart in the ease and ability to do a great job over an o.k. job and they will answer: “My tools!” It often takes time and lots of trial and error to discover the perfect instrument that becomes your partner in creating.
Very simply, I make functional, beautiful things out of reclaimed materials. In the Navy I became a welder, following that I was a glazier (installing windows, mirrored walls and accents, glass shower enclosures, etc.) and I’ve also held stints doing various construction work.
So I was getting really tired of sweeping the floor in front of our cats’ litter box every day and decided there had to be a better way. What if my cats could clean their paws BEFORE leaving the cat litter box, instead of tracking it all over the house? Then it hit me – […]
Today, I want to talk about Practical Art, or Functional Art. Back in high school, when I took art class, we were taught that art should perform no function other than to inspire a feeling or evoke emotion. But when I look around, I see art everywhere. A beautiful structure can evoke so many feelings, […]