Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yes. We are Artsy.

Or at least my husband is. Did you all know my husband is an artist? If you've ever visited his blog you will know this fact. Or you might have guessed it from his profile picture. He is actually a professor of art and teaches mostly graphic design courses, but he also does work of his own when he has the time. That time has been little for the last several years (with little ones), but now that the kids are older he has been able to focus again on this aspect of his person. Plus, he has a show coming up at Union University, in Jackson, TN...so a deadline also helps.

He has recently created an Etsy site to display and sell his artwork. I really love his current work. In the past he has done mostly painting, but recently he has been working on assemblage. Basically he uses discarded pieces of pottery, glass, metal, etc. and pulls them all together into a beautiful piece of art. He redeems them. Did I mention that Rich is a Christian artist? So, yes, you may infer that each piece of work has a deeper spiritual meaning, which to me, makes it all the more beautiful.

So, all that said, if you're interested you can check out his new shop. It's called Bits of Redemption and you'll find it here.

Finally, I will leave you with a preview. It is one of my favorite pieces and is currently displayed in my dining room.


24 comments:

Shelley said...

Yes, you are artsy. And you are awesome. And I'm so glad we have you as our friends!

Carissa said...

very, VERY cool! headed to etsy!

Kenna Sue said...

I check his website regularly for more of his art. The piece you show on your blog is one of my favorites, but my absolute favorite is the tower. It would look really good in my living room.

Teresa said...

Rich is such a talented artist!! :) I have one of his first pieces hanging in my dining room!!! :)

JP's MOM said...

I have enjoyed seeing the new pieces on his blog.

I actually can't wait to pull JP aside and show him the etsy site. He really enjoys works of art like that.

Rochelle said...

Wow... that's some cool stuff. This is the kind of stuff I am into... I love the arts!! You are BOTH very talented!!

Laney-Lou said...

What a talented man you have Alana! I love all the pieces he has on his site! I can see you're so proud of him!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

So cool! I see an elephant when I look at it--reminds me of the story of the blind men describing an elephant--all made up of different pieces to make one amazing creature!

BethAnne said...

Wow, he is artsy! Those are really cool......

Janelle said...

I may need art 101 because I didn't see the elephant. I would love to be tutored so I can really appreciate his awesome work. He is the coolest artist I know! I just wish I could talk intellectually about it with him.

Well, I wish I could talk intellectually about anything really.

LeslieinTN said...

Very cool art pieces and I LOVE the name he's given his shop. I was blog hopping tonight and came across your blog but I think I've visited before b/c somehow I've been to his before. LOL I think I start at my friend Patty and go to Bethanne's and don't know from that circle of friends how I wind up here. It's fun though! :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

So very cool!!!! Wow, such talent. That is just amazing!

~melody~

R said...

Husby was a middle school art teacher for the first 6 years of his career before he went into admin, so i totally get it. :0)

Gray Matters said...

So cool - I'm heading over to check out his Etsy site. Of course, I love that he's recycling and reusing discarded things!

mark&beth said...

We, too, have pride toward Rich...and to the claim that we knew him before he was "known"...Ah, those M days!
I love all of the pieces hanging on your walls...and the Christmas card from several years ago.

Kara said...

Amazing work! You must be a proud wife to have such a talented hubby!

Very cool. And - love the name of his site too!

Kristen said...

very cool. i love the name of his shop :o)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your man has some talent for sure! Bits of Redemption is a really incredible name. I can see why this piece is a favorite of yours.

Thanks for your encouraging comments to me today...this running stuff is tough, but we can do it!!

Fran said...

Please let me know if you come to Jackson with him. Ya know...its my stompin grounds!! :)

Crossing my fingers!
Fran

Darlene R. said...

I thought that Fran was from Jackson! It would be so cool if you could go with him!

I love the tower! I am not going to pretend to know what I'm talking about when it comes to art! I would have that in my home though~~ very cool.
He is a talented man!

Growin' with it! said...

i love how God gives his gifts! i can't sing, or do art but i always appreciate and love to soak in what other's can bring out of their hearts and minds and make so beautiful for peeps like me to enjoy!

God's so cool and so is your hubby!

Susan said...

I love his art...so different. And I saw an elephant when I first looked at it, too.

Hugs...

Susan

The Small Scribbler said...

Rich,

This is beautiful! I love that I can look at this find something new to think about every time.

Kate

Linda Z said...

I like the grey one at the Etsy shop, and I like his photo even more... that's hilarious!!