Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lost and Found Project: My favorite Artist has done it again.

Funny and smart writing is my favorite kind of read, so I guess adorable and smart art would be my obvious fave as well. That's why Ian Sands is my FaVoRiTesT artist. His creations are whimsical yet there's a deeper meaning behind the art. He's an artist that thinks out of the box . . . or should I say out of the frame. Even his art has a hard time being contained inside the proverbial four corners. Ian constantly has some creative scheme afoot. He loves art and I can tell that he loves it when people enjoy art. He gets people involved. He even gets his students excited about art when school is out.

He's the kind of artist that creates a 6 ft. monster and places it on a park bench in the downtown Apex area. He uses art for political statements. What did I tell you. Fun with a deeper meaning. his critters are adorable. . . but just sit back and think about what he might be trying to say. It's fun!

Just when I think he can't get any more creative . . . he goes and thinks up something more creative-califragilisticexpealidocious!

Picture this: an interactive art exhibit. He placed 22 critters around downtown Apex that encouraged the finder to return the critter to the exhibit hall. It's like a super-cool exhbit invitation! This video (below) explains it better. (and, I must add, his 8 year old son created the video.)

Enjoy! :0)

19 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Those critters SO cool! I'm afraid if I found one, I'd be loathe to give it up. They are so bright and colorful and cheery! I'd love to have one sitting on my book shelf.

C.R. Evers said...

That's what I thought too, Bish. They're so adorable, the finders may not want to give them up! Looks like there's been a good return rate so far though.

Jacqui said...

I saw this on Ian's blog and think it is SO cool.

Man I wish I could at least draw. The mischief I could do...

Ello said...

Oh man that is so cute! I admit that I might not return one if I found it. They are way too cute!!!

C.R. Evers said...

Jacqui, you don't have to be able to draw in order to practice art mischief. You just have to be creative, and girl . . . you got that goin' on! :0)

Ello, I think the same thing. I'd want to be selfish if I found one.

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a fun concept!

Kelly H-Y said...

That's awesome! And, an impressive video by his son ... love the color changes!

Ian Sands said...

CR, thanks for the plug! This might be your best post ever!! ;)

PS do you like the song? No guitar, It's all bass, (except for the drums) and my lovely voice ;)

C.R. Evers said...

Thnx for stopping by Sherri and Kelly!

No way, Ian! That's your song (and voice) and I'm guessing you're the one on the bass as well. Dang! Share the talent man! share the talent! ;0D I luv the song!

Rena said...

That's really cool. Great job with your son doing the clip, Ian. You Tube is acting up for me right now so it took about 10 minutes to watch. I'll try to come back and watch it when it's moving at a regular speed. Good luck getting the other creatures back! :)

adrienne said...

I love it! Cute critters, and it's so cool that most have been returned. I'm also impressed with his son's skills. Very entertaining.

Kelly said...

What an amazing project! Loved the creative video. Ian (and son) are quite the talents!
Once all of them are returned, tell Ian to go town to town with them! Take this awesome show on the road! (and start in my town :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

That is soooooooo fun! Love it!

Corey Schwartz said...

OMG, Love it!

Deb Logan said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Deb Logan
http://www.debloganwrites.com

Janelle said...

A Great tribute to Ian and his zany brilliance, Christy! We're so proud to know him!

Edith said...

Ian rocks! What a fantastically creative idea. I confess I would have been a selfish jerk & taken the adorable thing home. They are soooo cute!

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