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the power of the flower

Pistona Cylindubious, 2011
Approx. 27" tall
Flower: approx 4" wide

i finally have 3 or 4 of these piston cylinder thingies. this is the first flower i've made with one and i've noticed all of the pistons are different...what exactly they went to?  lawnmowers...chainsaws.  who knows.  i love them and want more but i am thinking they will be hard to come by.   the challenge remains to find objects that i can make a bouquet with of the same 'body'.  the road reflectors to date are the only thing in abundance.

Smashed Bauxite Un-Ore-Dinary , 2011
Approx. 17" tall
Flower: approx 3" wide

quite fond of this one too.  i find so many smashed cans and containers on the roadside, of course i had to make a flower from one.  the backside is comprised of a found black 'cup' thing and a black rubber part that i pick up at the tire shops.  to me it is pure magic how these parts somehow all fit together and make what is to me, a perfect flower.

Transitional Outage, 2011
Approx. 19 1/2" tall
Flower: approx 4.5" long
2" wide

the electrical boxes are fun challenges...they have several punch out holes which in this case were filled with found auto plastic/rubber.  who knows what all is in the center of this flower, layers of objects that magically fit together.  i like thinking these are powerful flowers.  they carried things, held things.  relayed and powered machines and fluids.  they can rest now and take life easy.


sarala said…
This is such creative stuff. Glad you are making art.
Tod said…
You had me at Transitional Outage.
paula said…
i'll give you a transitional outage buddy
donauluft said…
your new flowers look really dangerous!

"the power of the flower"
ArtPropelled said…
I think it was Yoko who said, I have power in my flower. Paula these flowers of yours are full of power.
paula said…
thanks viktoria, i suppose some of them are a bit 'tough' :)
robyn, never heard that one re yoko, but i'm glad you see it. thanks!

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New Art Find: Louis Pons

Louis Pons, 1991 Dock Assemblage
Louis Pons, 1981 Fils à papa Assemblage
 Louis Pons, 1974 Trésor no. II Relief 
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 Louis Pons, 2003 The Recluse Mixed Technique 
Friday New Art Finds.  ha.  I'm posting it early because my blog needs something on it other than ME.   I present to you Louis Pons.  Born in Marseilles, France in 1927 and apparently still going strong.  I have little to no information on this artist, he appears to be elusive on the net.  I recently watched a strange little movie called 'The Gleaners and I' by Agnus Varda.  She had a blip on him and I set to searching for images or information online only to come up with a small wikipedia blip and a few sites containing his work.
No matter, it's enough just to see his work.  This site if you translate it, appears to have the most information of any:
Primary studies at Marseilles, school of the Carthusian monks.
School of the Trades, Endoume, Marseilles. He learns the trade from fitter bu…