WHIMSICAL YARD ART … ala Brian
My son-in-law Brian is a master when it comes to making art out of discarded materials. Here we see his adorable nymphet statue who I feel sure was holding fast to a cupid’s arrow before Brian got hold of her.
Now she is proudly displaying a small shovel and could be dubbed “our lady of perpetual gardening”. She sits amid the greenery as you approach their front door and never fails to make me smile.
I’m sure you’ve seen spiders made from recycled farm machinery and they have two of these on display as you approach the house on their driveway. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of them.
But I do have a picture of my favorite “Brian inspiration” … a very large outdoor bell that he designed from a discarded oxygen tank.
He cut off the bottom, outfitted it with a clapper and hung it high on one of their trees. When a good wind blows the tolling of the bell is mesmerizing. The tone is deep and reverberating and if I close my eyes I feel like I’m back in Italy.
Brian has a large stockpile of discarded metallic pieces so he was ready when a customer asked if he could make an Armillary for his estate. You see the result here:
You can tell how large it actually is when you see the satisfied customer standing next to it out in his field.
What is harder to see is the big grin on the customer’s face !