Odd Art Gallery
Art Gallery-Odd Art In Unusual Forms
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Every once in a while I run across things on the web that just totally fascinate me. I see it and think how neat, funny, strange or just plain odd it looks and then I delve deeper into it. I am awestruck by the works of the sand sculptors around the world who build art masterpieces that eventually just turn back into landscape. In it's oddity, it is one of the greenest forms of art. After all, it turns back into sand and water.
I'm amazed at the dedication and skills of the etch a sketch artists too. My dad used to draw on mine when I was a kid, but I never mastered actually drawing something as realistic as the photos in this lense are.
I've dabbled in the food art making a watermelon boat full of balls and the pumpkin carving was something I've never wanted to tackle again. But the works in the photos here sometimes make me think I could do it! Although I know it requires steady hands and a lot of time for an apprentice such as I! There are a lot of different types of odd art on this lense, They've caught my attention and I wanted to share them with you!
TRASH & PLASTIC ART - Bags, Bottles and Bottle Caps
Here you will find various arts made from plastic. Another use for those pesky bags and bottles that won't deterioate and clog up the landfills! Never mind the cans, metals and other junk that can be made into works of art!!
Plastic Bag Art
TRASH & PLASTIC ART GALLERYClick thumbnail to view full-size
MORE LINKS FOR TRASH ART! - Some you might even want to make yourself!
- Weird Plastic Bottle Art! | DeClubz - The Weird and Bizarre Blog
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- Innovative Recycled Art Made From Trash | WebUrbanist
These seven trash-obsessed artists may have had a similar starting point but have managed to create an inspiring variety of art from abandoned refuse.
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Creating designs with food really impresses me for some reason. I especially love to watch shows on TV that make the cakes and have the cook=offs for food challenges that are related to art sculptures. They make it look so easy, but in making a watermelon boat full of balls, I realized that it was more time consuming than I thought. Never mind the stress at worrying about cutting myself! Yes, I'm clumsy like that! Anyway, there's amazing resources out there, some might even help you get your kids to eat their vegetables!
SUGAR - SUGAR AND IT'S NOT THE ARCHIES!
FOOD ART AT IT'S FINESTClick thumbnail to view full-size
- The Butterfly Sweets Blog: That Takes The Cake! Sugar Art Show
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- Welcome to OklahomaSugarArtists.com!
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- Food Art: Incredible Art Made from Food | WebUrbanist
Reserve judgment until you see the absolute masterpieces that the following artists have managed to create from simple foods you can find in the kitchen.
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ANTS FOR YOUR PICNIC! LOBSTER, NO BUTTER
Remember going to the beach with your little plastic pail and shovel and making sand castles? Here's a whole new art to that age old recipe of sand and water, from all over the world!
Here's an article on Randy Hofman who is one of the sand artists pictured here.
Published in Ocean City Today, Aug. 26, 2002
Re: Randy Hofman, Sand Sculpture Artist from Ocean City, Maryland
By John McCafferty, Contributing Writer
If you've strolled Ocean City's Boardwalk during the last 20 years, chances are you've seen the sand sculptures that Randy Hofman creates in front of the Plim Plaza Hotel on the beach at Second Street. The sculptures are 8 to 20 feet across and have a biblical theme, Christ on the cross, The Last Supper, Jesus praying, David and Goliath are favorites.
An ordained minister since 1985, Hofman views the sand sculptures as his ministry. "The messages show people that God is reaching out to us," Hofman said. "They have to be short and simple so people can easily read and understand them ... like a billboard."
Hofman gives away a small, 32-page Bible booklet to anyone who wants one and averages 50,000 takers each summer. Since he started doing this in the mid-1980s, he has distributed about 800,000 booklets.
Most observers treat Hofman's sculptures with respect, if not awe. Some stop at the site to pray. If invited, Hofman may join them. Passers-by often take snapshots of the sculptures and placards in front of them. The displays are lit at night but not for photography.
For those who'd like a decent picture of his work, Hofman recently created a Web site, www.randyhofman.com, which contains dozens of color photos of his sculptures. [emphasis added] Many people drop a nickel, quarter or dollar in a glass container in front of the display on the beach. Hofman depends on these donations, plus earnings from oil painting, for his living and mission expenses. Some people leave notes. One woman wrote that her son had been killed in a car accident but had one of Hofman's Bible booklets with him when he died. "That brought her peace," Hofman said.
In 1989, a Baltimore man who vacationed in Argentina, offered to pay Hofman's expenses if he'd go there and replicate his sand sculptures. "I accepted and spent several weeks creating sand sculptures on the beach at Mar del Plata," he said. "I enjoyed it so much that I went back later at my own expense."
Not everyone respects religious sand sculptures. Three years ago, a young couple came by and the girl urged her boyfriend to jump on one of Hofman's creations. He did and the couple ran away. "The police arrested them for disturbing the peace," Hofman said. "It's good they did. A crowd saw what happened and went crazy."
Hofman has been playing or working on Ocean City's beach since he was a small child. "I grew up outside of Washington, D.C. and our family always came to Ocean City for vacations. I was one of nine children and we all played in the sand here like other kids." He also played in a sand box at home with his brothers. "I liked to make roads, tunnels and sand castles but never thought I'd be making sand sculptures," he said.
Hofman studied advertising design and visual communications for two years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. before coming to Ocean City on his own in 1974. He created color chalk murals on concrete next to the Boardwalk and learned sand sculpture from another Ocean City resident.
Much has changed since the early years. "When I started, Ocean City emptied out on Labor Day. Now I work on the beach from Easter until October."
One sculpture a day was Hofman's limit at first because he lacked water and had to dig down past the dry, hot surface sand for moist sand. He worked at night after the sun went down so his sculptures would retain moisture. Usually, by noon the next day, the sculpture had dried out and disintegrated and he had to start over. This part of the job is easier now because John and Hale Harrison, owners of the Plim Plaza, supply him with water and electricity.
Hofman's only sculpting tool, in addition to his hands, is a white plastic knife used for picking crabs, courtesy of a nearby restaurant, the Mug & Mallet. The knife is handy for drawing fine lines and sharpening images.
Youngsters attending SonSpot, an outreach mission on Worcester Street, do much of Hofman's sand digging now. "The kids are great," he said. "They come here from six or seven mid-Atlantic states and this is part of their mission."
SonSpot's founder, Gary Steiger, pastor Dick Sands and his wife, Marsha, keep an eye on Hofman's site when he's busy elsewhere.
Hofman presents four sculptures at a time now and they're good for a week or more because he sprays a light, white glue on them. He learned the technique from some Californians who built a huge, promotional sand castle here in the '90s. "I was concerned about the environment but was told the process is okay," he said.
He feels sand sculpturing is easy because there are few rules. "Just use clean, moist sand and don't let dry sand mix through it. It's like baking a cake. Use good ingredients."
Age challenges the physical aspect, admits Hofman, now 50. "It strains the back and gives me giant leg cramps, so I take more breaks now. Lord willing, I'd like to continue for years to come."
Aches and pains are no problem with his other passion, oil painting. Hofman lives with his wife, Marilynne, in Ocean Pines, and paints in his studio in Newark, Md. He recently completed four undersea life murals, each four feet wide, for the Coral Reef Cafe at the Holiday Inn at 17th street and the Boardwalk. Seventeen of his oil paintings also are on display in the lobby of the Plim Plaza."
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BEAUTIFUL SAND ARTClick thumbnail to view full-size
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Ol' Jack the Lantern has come a long way from the days of three triangles that formed the eyes and nose. Here are some true works of art from the skill of knowing how to handle a knife and a few other tools!
Redneck Pumpkin Art
PUMPKIN ARTClick thumbnail to view full-size
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ETCH A SKETCH ART
This is Jeff Gagliardi. He, along with George Vllosich III and Elliot Sharron have created some wonderful masterpieces on a toy that, if shook, would totally erase hours of turning a small knob. Yes, they are etch a sketch artists! I remember watching my dad sit for hours drawing different things on my etch a sketch and it amazed me then. When I found these online, it inspired me to make this lense on odd art. I can barely make a square on one, so these photos really kept my attention for a while. (yes, I'm easily amused)
DON'T SHAKE ME!Click thumbnail to view full-size
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COFFEE- IT'S NOT JUST A DRINK ANYMORE!
There's nothing better to smell (other than bacon frying) in the morning, than a steaming hot pot of coffee. Now it's being brought to art form, only you can't smell or drink this one! Coffee latte artwork on here, also.
First, here's a bit about a lady who paints with coffee!
Karen has been a creator since childhood, but a portrait class at age 14 unexpectedly propelled her into an art career. Her love for coffee was born in the late Kaldi's Coffeehouse in New Orleans, where she would go everyday to sketch her fellow French Quarter locals while sipping a black coffee with a dash of nutmeg on top.
COFFEE ART BY KAREN
COFFEE ART - COFFEE LATTE ARTClick thumbnail to view full-size
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