Brooch made from found materials in altered presentation box
Found Metal, papers, antique earring, copper, cedar souvenir box, watercolor sky, snail shell from my yard, wire, cotton crochet star, feathers from my chickens, smashed okra pod from my garden, abalone shell, blue glass, blue plastic aquarium plant. This has a companion piece called “Strength”.
Inspired by the sculpture of Ann Weber, this was created by a group of teens last summer at a bible conference in louisville. Jasmine Juliet Batista created the awesome head! The whole dragon measure about 9 foot long.
While Jane and I were in Jasper for our art show, we took the opportunity to appreciate a wonderfully odd but beautiful outsider art environment there. It was like old times on our epic Grand Canyon Project, but closer to home. I’d read about it in travel guides describing Indiana’s odder sights, but hadn’t anticipated how large and really cool it would be. You can read a pretty in-depth history of the Geode Grotto here.
If you want to find it, it’s in Jasper, Indiana back behind St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Go past the cemetery and around the corner and you’ll be greeted by saints. The scale was impressive and difficult to capture with a camera.
After the saints, you walked a path lined with smaller shrines. Each was on its own intricate geode pillar decorated with seashells and Indiana geodes of impressive size.
bundles of found objects and assorted materials that are left outside for the elements to weather. The items included in the bundles may have special meaning and that meaning may be enhanced by the weathering process.