Looking At Art


There is no shortage of opportunity to look at art in Houston. On most days, one can wander among any number of galleries, museums and studios.

It is particularly fun to visit studio spaces where artists create in a stimulating environment. Ideas are shared and sometimes collaborative effort evolves.

My eye is always drawn to those things made with objects many of us would have thrown away. These made me think maybe the hubby’s old shoe trees shouldn’t have gone to the trash bin.

Talk about repurposing. Who would have thought an abandoned skateboard would serve as a canvas?

The same question could be asked of this sculptural piece made from old and new chain. I could easily imagine owning this as I’m attracted to the unusual.

Having said that, I have no idea how this creation could be used anywhere other than as an installation piece in an exhibit.

Kids were fascinated, however, and stood watching the artist and asking questions. I marveled at his patience and wondered what inspired him to work in this medium.

Not all art is serious which is what makes it fun. I had to take a second look to be sure I wasn’t about to stumble over someone’s leg!

Photography is one of my passions, so it is always interesting to observe what others see through their lens. As I look, it dawns on me that anything can be subject for a photo. What one has to learn is to see.

Never let it be said that there isn’t time for enjoying the moment. I snapped this fella unbeknownst to him and he must have been having a very pleasant thought. Certainly, there is evidence that creativity and a sense of humor go together.

10 thoughts on “Looking At Art

  1. You always find the most interesting places. I always enjoy seeing what you find to photograph!

    1. It’s the getting out there to see that is the challenge.

    1. It would be fun to look at art with you.

  2. Fun stuff!
    My brother is an artist and some of his gallery art in Pennsylvania is closed. Shows are postponed. But more time for him to make more art!

  3. Kathleen Oliver May 30, 2020 — 6:17 pm

    Linda,
    I always enjoy your observations. Thank you for sharing and being the creative person you are.
    Stay well and safe travels to Maine.

    1. Thank you. It make me happy you are going, too.

  4. This definitely brings a smile to our face and you are right about the shoe trees. 😁

  5. On the last leg of the return from our summer trip last year we passed through Houston and spent time at the Menil Collection:
    https://www.menil.org/

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