Yesterday I followed the trail and met many artists including:
-- a bird lover who honors them by picking up their dead, scanning them and turning the images into luminous, detailed portraits.Inspiration and awe overflow.
-- a metal sculptor who creates metal art pieces including a life-sized elephant and says he has never bought material for his art ... everything he makes is from trashed metal
-- a painter who does "live paintings" at weddings, capturing the essence of the celebration and all of the guest names on treasured canvas
-- an acrylic sculptor who makes lights that paint an entire wall with reflected color
-- a sculptor whose life is her canvas ... everywhere you look in her surroundings "found objects" have become art. Empty picture frames hang from trees, a tractor seat is the body of a turkey, paint can lids form a colorful collage and a tree stump is a canvas for bright metal flowers.