The artwork above, Journeys, was created by local Greensboro artist Frank Russell. The "found objects" sculpture was installed fall 2009 at Carolina Pediatrics. The Greensboro medical community does a wonderful job of supporting local artists. This four piece treasure incorporates a brass horn, a violin, a diploma, and so much more with a sign that says it is OK to touch CAREFULLY! How wonder for children to see such creativity and learn about recycling, upcycling, repurposing and fine art as soon as they are old enough to talk!
Frank Russell is a well-rounded artist who has gained international attention, especially for his "found objects" pieces. Many of these pieces are related to sea life and can be seen here. Frank can take old violin parts, guitar tuning pegs, fruitcake tins, bicycle horns, you-name-it and turn them into sea turtles, lobsters, and sharks faster than you can get them in the recycling bin! We seem to remember Frank commenting that, frequently, people drive by his house and leave scraps on his porch for him to transform! And transform, he does. Hats off to Frank Russell for his creativity and to Carolina Pediatrics for bring art into the lives of children!
Today, we're sharing this with our Ruby Tuesday friends who celebrate red every Tuesday!