Saturday, May 14, 2011

Serendipitous Sculptures Brighten the Day

The word serendipitous happily rolls off the tongue.  Even better than the sound is the word's meaning----found by surprise.

On a recent excursion, we found a sculpture garden filled with eye-catching figures made from wood, metal, and many other materials. Big  Blue, for example, shown below, has a shovel for a head, dangling keys for earrings, and, well, she's rather well endowed. She's charming and certainly one-of-a-kind, like most of Fiorini's art pieces.

 We inadvertently stumbled across the creations of Tom Fiorini.  According to information posted in the sculpture garden, he is a lifelong resident of Lenox, Massachusetts. He also, according to the information posted, had and beat cancer.

Lenox, for those of you who do not know, is a quaint yet rather upscale little town in Western Massachusetts.

In the sculpture garden, there's a really big "wooden" raccoon coming down one of the trees.

 Nearby, a "gigunda" bird gets ready to peck a tree trunk.

This is a very quiet dog:



Bookie said...

What interesting folk art!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love these pieces. I've seen some great folk art and always enjoy the creativity of these talented people.

LDH said...

So fun! Big Blu has an endearing face and is quite likable :) The hot-dog dog caught my fancy too.

Rebecca said...

I am uber-enthused when I stumble on such serendipitous displays! They are imagination stimulators! Thanks for posting these!

Chatty Crone said...

Well you did have a serendipitous moment and now I do.

You have to know old Chatty Crone just LOVED those pieces and if I could and had the $$ I'd buy some.

I loved them.

Chris Graham said...
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Chris Graham said...

I LOVE it!! Unexpected surprises are one of my favorite discoveries. I now have a new name for them.

diane stetson said...

Haven't seen art like this since my trip to art museum in Mexico City...wowie!

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