Saturday, July 25, 2009

Grate Art

GREAT IDEAS ARE LOCKED AWAY IN EVERYONE’S MIND. I am convinced of that. Most of us just do not have access to the place they are stored. These ideas are behind locked doors and they do not open easily. It takes 1) hard work; 2) actually acting on a thread of an idea; 3) dumb luck.

For Joshua Allen Harris, he had an idea and ACTED on it. In order to see if his idea had merit, he had to MAKE his creatures. There must have been some trial and error. He had to figure out the best glue to use, and what material would work best. Most of all he had to put in some hard work to see his idea happen. And look what he did!

He made art.

Thanks Josh, for such inspiring art.

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Brilliant!

Larry, the Artist said...

Amazing . . . taking advantage of existing conditions to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

John Foster said...

Yes indeed Larry. How many times did Josh walk past those grates until the idea struck. And when it did, did he let it simmer for some time? Or did he stop at the grate, wait for passing trains, calculate, think and just KNOW this would be wonderful? It's right around this point many people never follow through... a great idea wasted behind that door you just opened in a moment of brilliance.

Red-SSR said...

Truly wonderful creatures...Gary

rins said...

yes thanks Josh! thats brilliant

Tony said...

These are wonderful on so many levels. What a wonderful surprise to encounter on the street.

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