Sunday, April 24, 2011

Art as the Illusion of Function

Here are some pieces of fence art I've found around the property. Sadly, the exhibits you see here will be dismantled as soon as the frost is out of the ground, so view them while you can!

This is a particularly fine piece of sculpting done by a series of horses over about two years. A group effort, but a cohesive one. They all had the same vision, obviously.

I especially like this piece, done in wood and metal, tied together nicely with the bright orange twine.

A fine antiquing effect was used on this linear piece.

One of my favourites, this piece gives the illusion of solidity with thick vertical lines, offset by the falling diagonal.

Septimus and his half brother, the newest patrons to the gallery.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Born Yesterday

One down, one to go! Connie had her calf last night (on her own birthday!) with a breezy three hours of labour. The calf was raring to go and was up drinking within an hour. His name is Septimus. Don't ask me why.

Here he is this morning.

I gave him his vitamin shots this morning (ouch), a one-time thing for calves. Tomorrow I'll put in his ear tags. As Corb Lund says, "Welcome to the world, little buddy."