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.
Is art where YOU live? Artist In Residence is the title of this quirky assemblage of found objects that combine with an original painting to create unique small wall art featuring a haunting mime face pencil headed character drawing inside a scene that's topped with a front door overhang from an old dollhouse. Various art supply tools are placed inside the background, including paint brush heads and pencils. The piece is wired for easy hanging and has protective bumpers. Click to SHOP
This piece began with a small acrylic painting that was mounted inside a shoe box lid. The lid was brushed with black paint and clear varathane varnish. Then strips of painted paper from another project were glued into place along with vintage metal paper clips, a portion of an old wood ruler, pencils, paint brush heads, and strips of old cedar from a wood barn.
Though a serious piece of artwork, I hope that the fun I had creating it shows through with some whimsy. Thank you for taking the time to rea…