Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dried Citrus Sculptures by Daniel Watson

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An Accidental Mysteries “Blast from the Past,” December 2008.

HERE ARE THREE PIECES OF TRUE OUTSIDER ART by a man named Daniel Watson, who is serving a life sentence in a California federal prison. In solitary confinement, Watson creates these strange items out of citrus skins. These 3 examples were done 10 years ago, in 1998. Described as “hovering somewhere between Pre-Columbian and alien,” these are good examples of his work. They were described by the past auction as being about 6 inches tall. Strange, skin-like and beautifully creepy, this just goes to show what one can do with a little time on his hands. I think they look a lot like Maiori designs for tattoos.


L. Eckstein said...

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Dull Tool Dim Bulb said...

Oh, these are wonderful,and I believe they would smell good. We used to stam an entire orange with cloves and just let it sit in the house during the holidays. The citrus spice lent a beautiful warm feeling. Thanks for sharing these John!
Jim Linderman

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