Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Porkestra, Popcorn Art, and Noah's Ark

State Fair Part 2

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so this should let me off the hook for a while. We spent quite some time at the Cultural Center at the fair. Besides being a good place to go to get out of the rain, there was some great art, wonderful photography and amazing woodcarving. Of course, I didn't agree with all the judging, no one ever does, but I enjoyed seeing everything. Here are just a few highlights. Unfortunately I have the artist's name for only one of them, so if you are or know the artist responsible for any of these delights, just let me know and I will be glad to give credit where credit is due. Be sure to click on each picture for a larger view.

Porkestra, carving by Judith Veeder
Click on the photo for a larger image. It is amazing.

Beautiful painting of the state fair. Incredible detail. Should have won more than a yellow ribbon.

These artworks were made of popcorn. Only in Iowa!

And my favorite - Noah's Ark...

There were some lovely, realistic, delicately painted wood carvings. Birds and ducks and a tiger, all sorts of elegant and beautiful works. And I loved them all - well, almost all of them, but this is the one that grabbed my heart. The imagination, the joy, the attention to detail - I just couldn't tear myself away from it.

Hope it brightens up your day, too.


sbeeman said...

thanks for sharing ... andrew and i only saw the animals and made animal sounds!

V. Bridges-Hoyt said...

I love the artworks pictured from the Iowa State Fair ... and I never heard of butter sculpture before as shown in the previous post, but love it too. Thanks for posting these images. It's always great to see another artist's creations ... You must have had a great time viewing them all.