Read about curios places, artifacts & art from history plus unique items inspired by them that are available to shop from artist Tree Pruitt such as Fine Art, handmade earthy decor accents & jewelry, suncatcher mobiles, New Age Wicca goods including handmade wands, plus handmade crafting supplies for dreamcatchers & floral decor. This is my collection of curio encounters.
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Curios are things out of the ordinary that raise our curiosity thus causing the thinker jelly to jiggle. Sometimes a curio can be placed on a shelf to admire at any time, but other curios can only be collected through photos and memories. My trek outdoors today provided one such ephemeral curio as I took my footpath to cut through Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana. I often pass the cemetery via automobile but, this was the first time I'd entered the site on foot. From the road most of the headstones look modern with some old sculptural gems in the mix. Even though I was aware that the site had been basically created because of the Civil War, I had no idea how many very old headstones have either been replaced or had a modern one added as a double; it doesn't look old and decrepit from the street. I don't really know why I should care about graves of the dead at all, but I do respectfully care and, it hurts to see them in decay, but this cemetery seems in very good h…
This photograph shows bicycle frames displayed against various wood grain textures in black and white for a dramatic modern impact with an abstract flavor. From a local shop display widow, this is a scene that I pass on my daily walk that I just couldn't walk by again without capturing!
Prints are available via my DeviantArt space, and they will have a Modernist digital "texture" that I personally enjoy. Have a look! Click HERE.
Found objects combine within a lidded curio box to create unique small wall art that compares one thing to another in form under the general theme of motion, including spirals, whether it be natural or man-made... a comparative nature sure to offer viewers with much to contemplate. The background is a collage of reproduction vintage mail, postmarks, and stamps. The piece is wired for easy hanging and has protective bumpers on the back. Purchase Information Work title: Comparative Nature Artist: Tree Pruitt Size: 7 7/8" tall x 12" wide x 2" deep. Medium: Assemblage curio box Year: 2015/16
There are many objects in this curio collection box including... *Upper Left:
Paper Wasp nest,
Petoskey fossil stone,
Garden snail shell,
Green insect (Nezara viridula, or green vegetable bug),
Raw Azurite stone fragment
Fragment of antique China with gold accents and scalloped edge *Lower Left:
Miniature framed mirror,
Chrysanthemum flower carved from an Ash wood stick,