As much as I enjoyed sampling wines and eating in Napa, there was something else there that thrilled me, too….art! Thinking back, I realize that paintings were less the norm than sculptural pieces and constructions from interesting materials
like this one of sea fans
or this made from metal tape measures.
There were sculptures cast of bronze depicting life
and work in the valley.
I loved this massive fountain of stone and granite and the way water gently moved from end to end.
Paper, repurposed from books,
the pages meticulously folded,
and newspapers rolled, painted and stitched, was used to create some of my favorite pieces.
This piece is made entirely from multi colored sticky notes. As I looked at each of these constructions, I delighted in thinking about how common elements can be used in such exciting ways.
Being a fiber person, I was fascinated by this huge piece
with its intricate patterns of sequins and beads on a background of colorful knits.
Speaking of beads, how about this coiled creation that rises more than twenty feet off the ground? I’m not even venturing a guess at the time and effort involved here.
And last but not least, I was thrilled by these blown glass fixtures illuminating the production room of one winery. I wouldn’t mind having a few of these in my kitchen!
I don’t know about you, but I am so grateful to those creative souls whose work makes my world a visual delight and provides inspiration.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
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