Thursday, May 16, 2013
Art Imitates Life? Sometimes. This Vintge '70s String Art Is Probably What My Brain Looks Like On The Weekends When I've Got Too Much Going On. Status: Controlled Chaos?
I picked this up at the Goodwill in St. Charles Sunday after making my first trip to the Wentzville Flea this year. It was a great day for the flea market and I did pretty good both there and at the Goodwill. Can you believe that this didn't get destroyed going through the donation process?
The hanger is on a short end so it's "supposed" to hang in the portrait position but I'm going to move it
so that it hangs in the landscape arrangement. It think it looks much more dramatic this way. I just can't
get over the patience it must have taken to create this. No way could I pull that off. I'll take mine in
finished condition please.
It strikes me that these are the common man's artistic expression of the '70s the way that Paint By
Numbers were in the '50s and maybe '60s. Perhaps they overlapped, I'm no expert by any means.
This particular piece harkens to the amazing Spirograph. Remember those? You could create some
pretty cool patterns with those. Ah, those were simpler times, weren't they? Lite Brite was fun too.
I'd love to find a really cool BIG one of these. Something truly expressive. Maybe like this one...or
maybe this one. Pretty cool huh! I totally wish I had it in me to make these myself, but I know I'd just
never get any of them done. No patience.