We stopped to take a photograph in the yard of a woman who was working outside, who told us that the whole of Florence Street in Sebastopol comes together around these sculptures- this one was recently repainted by a group of neighbors. She told us they have visitors from all over the world. Patrick Amiot is the sculptor and his wife Brigitte Laurent is the painter. The street is a mile-long outdoor museum with characters of all shapes and sizes.
The support is attached to the end of the broom, it makes a loop down to a base with "Surrender Dorothy" painted on it.
You can tell that some of the sculptures have to do with the inhabitants of the houses, while others are pop culture icons.
The one above is a ratfink (see under Big Daddy Roth) , I believe.
The name of the boat is "Florence".
Finally, the front yard of the artists themselves. As my nephew and were on our return journey down the other side of the street, the man himself passed us and waved.
Mina had been saying she wanted to make something with an old book with covers off and dried flowers and string, I wasn't getting it at all. But I came across a book at the bottom of my closet the cover of which I had used in an assemblage...
Can you see a bit of the mast sticking in on the left-hand side?
Playing with lavender
The cat figure is holding a little bowl, I put some lavender in. If you take one of those little conkers with the spikes, you can glue lavender in the holes with little bits of gel medium. That's how I made this- the round part of the conker is sitting down in the bowl.
My name is Susan Sanford. I pursue the arts in Northern California -Welcome to my free-associative visual journey . I don't do memes or accept awards or ads, but I frequently link to other bloggers if I see something delightful. All photographs and artwork here were made by me unless otherwise noted- please respect my copyright (this includes posting any images on facebook- my understanding is that they claim ownership of photos posted there).