Hans Christian Andersen Is Turning In His Grave

Hello again dear readers,

At one point in time I would’ve scoffed at the art I’ve featured below, but at some point, about a year ago, I experienced a paradigm shift, in art appreciation at least.  I’m not sure how the shift happened or why, but I’m glad that it did.  I discovered tons of art that I either never knew existed, or didn’t care about because of personal prejudices.   

You’re all going to laugh at me for this, but the experience of looking at art with a new pair of eyes has suddenly reminded me of that frothy emotional song “A Whole New World” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.

Hans Christian Andersen is turning in his grave and just for the record, I had a little sister who had the video, so screw you…. that’s how I know about it!

Anyway, in all seriousness folks, I ran across the work of Tom Friedman sometime a while back. I liked most of what I saw, but I didn’t realize how much I liked the work until I actually read the mediums he used to create the pieces. The artist carves stuff out of styrofoam, cuts up multiple objects to create much larger duplicates and makes some pretty stimulating sculptures out of construction paper. He even creates art from colorful balls he has stolen!

Anyway, I’m glad I found myself on his page at Luhring Augustine.

Maybe you’ll like Friedman’s work to.

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Check out more of Friedman’s eclectic work via Luhring Augustine Gallery

Until next time,

Ckirk

ckirkart.com

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