Sunday, March 7, 2021

ART WEEK, continued . . .


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Regular contributor Graham E sent me some emails about art, which actually prompted me to have a week of art. However, before having a look at those emails, I will also posy his email taking me to task about a pic I posted in the group of pics of Brigitte Bardot and her son:

Hi Mr O,

Reading today’s Bytes I noticed that the third picture of her with her son is not captioned and is actually a still from the 1965 move Dear Bridget, based on the novel by John Haase, and directed by Henry Koster.

 

On the set of Dear Brigitte

French actress Brigitte Bardot and Billy Mumy on the set of Dear Brigitte, the film also starred James Stewart and Glynis John’s. Billy Mumy was cast on the recommendation of James Stewart's wife, Gloria Stewart, who taught a Sunday School class that Mumy attended. Mumy went on to play Will Robinson in the CBS sci-fi series Lost in Space.

Regards

Mr G

Thanks, Graham

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Here is the first of Graham’s emails about art, with some additional pics from me thrown in . . .

Hi Mr O,

Have discovered this amazing artist who has an even more amazing backstory, thought you may start your own magic town in the basement.

Michael Garman, America's Storyteller Sculptor, got his start as a photojournalist in the late 1950s. When he trekked into South America, he took nothing but a knapsack and a camera for what he thought would be a two-week journey. Two years later, he had hitchhiked all the way to Santiago Chile, where he talked himself for free into a sculpting class - which would change the direction of his entire life course.

Michael Garman’s Magic Town is a 3,000 square-foot miniature city that combines hundreds of intricately detailed sculptures and cityscapes with magical elements to create one of the world’s truly unique attractions.


Regards

Mr G

Pics sent by Graham:








Additional Pics:

Michael Garman








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Graham’s follow up email:

Hi Mr O,

Re the last missive, I have found more artists working in miniatures.

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have collaborated on dioramas and miniatures for over twenty years; their work has primarily been the subject matter for their fine art photography. Their images of faux landscapes and gritty urban interiors have gained wide acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe, and Nix is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Their photographic work was showcased in National Geographic Magazine (April 2017) and American Craft (Dec 2017/Jan 2018).


Regards

Mr G.

Pics:

A vision of post apocalyptic America . . .












Cadbury mini bars:



Another project, Mini Cooper:



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“Undoubtedly philosophers are in the right, when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison. It might have pleased fortune, to have let the Lilliputians find some nation, where the people were as diminutive with respect to them, as they were to me. And who knows but that even this prodigious race of mortals might be equally overmatched in some distant part of the world, whereof we have yet no discovery.”

- Jonathon Swift, Gulliver’s Travels

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