A couple of weeks ago Brian and I took a little day trip to The Fuller Craft Museum.
I was curious to see it because it used to be Fuller Memorial Art Museum where I won honorable mention for my portrait of Picasso thirty years ago!
Now it houses some of the finest crafts my artisans around the country.
This artist is famous for recyling hubcaps and other machine parts for his art.
C'mon, I'll show you a few things that caught my eye.
Be sure to enlarge the pics to see the details.
This amazing armoire was hand carved on the front doors, and the inside was so meticulousy painted you would have sworn it was wallpaper.
Look at this elegant hand carved dog table made out of mahogany and glass.
I don't know what wood the bones were made out of. But can you imagine the presicion the craftsman had to have to make it even??
This well put together lady greets you at the door. She's made by the same artist who made the duck.
I wonder how much trouble she has getting a bra to fit?
This chair was amazing! So sleek, and the inlays are sterling silver. Made by a woman!!
I didn't have anything to write on, otherwise I'd be giving credit to each artisan.
Delicate bowls made from real leaves. Wow. I thought of Mim and her paper bowls.
This lady seriously needs decaf!
She hand-builds these colorful sculptures to show the way water moves around the world. There are tiny signs in all of them with weather terms, etc.
The large wall made me dizzy! I can only imagine how many hours it took to install these. And they'll all have to be taken apart to pack it up. Wow!
There was an entire room full of them but I didn't want to shoot them all. It's one of those things you need to get up close to, anyway.
There were familiar sculptures that were there when it used to be the art museum.
And finally, I'll leave you with this whimsical giraffe lighthouse for today.
Happy Animal Wednesday!!