2.5.11

Inspirational Art


I am still riding the high from our trip to Europe.  
I am slowly trying to absorb everything.
We saw some great works of art and architectural wonder. 

In an effort to showcase amazing art I bring you these two pieces displayed at the National Gallery in Prague.




Called Toys (2007) they are described as:
Toys purchased by a deserted road in Zimbabwe



I was slow to realize what the protruding rounded wire was but it is (of course) to push the toy

These are the only works of art that I have ever seen displayed in a world renown National Gallery with the price tags still on.

I find the innovation, engineering and detail incredible.
The belief in creation is inspirational.
The minuscule likelihood that these toys would end up where they are, is amazing.
If the purpose of art is to awe and inspire these works have stayed with me.
Art and the desire to create is an amazing thing.
I am so grateful to the person or persons who created these toys.



Try to be inspired by something every day. Try to inspire at least one person every day.

13 comments:

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

So glad you had a great trip - looks like your senses were overwhelmed with amazing things to take in!

XO
Lenore

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Those are wonderful, Ren. Folk artists are unsung heroes. The line ... "toys purchased by the deserted road in Zimbabwe" is so moving.Thank you for sharing these beautiful works of art.

I am so glad you had such an enjoyable trip. I have certainly enjoyed following along with you.

Jesse said...

what a cool ideqa.

la petite coquine said...

What an incredible trip, and a wonderful attitude. Get some rest!

Marjorie Rose said...

Wonderful to meet you as well! I like these art installations and the inspiration they bring.. it's amazing to think of what these toys used to be..

Nuit said...

this is amazing!!! i reallly like object-art!!! :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

What a great trip and experience you must have had! Love the pics:)

Pet said...

A real thing, in a world of machines,

Valarie said...

Amazing. The details on these vehicles are amazing. Thinking they are made with reused materials and made for something to sell by the side of the road.

They do take on the status of awe and wonder don't they.

So glad you had a nice trip and thanks for bringing back little treasures like this. It expands are world of definitions and let's us look from the perspectives of others. Be well.

drollgirl said...

i love it!!!!!

Mama Gone Green said...

awesome. So cool that something that was essentially made from junk is now on display at a museum!

mice_aliling said...

I loved Prague. I wasn't able to go to the museums though :) These toys are definitely works of art. Quaint.

heather said...

this toy is certainly inspirational. so true if we could just inspire one person a day...

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