Friday, August 1, 2008

THEME DAY: Metal


 
Bringing beauty to space to lift up spirits.
~ Brother Mel

Being the first day of the month, today is THEME DAY in the City Daily Photo world.  Since this month's theme is METAL, I thought it appropriate to post these huge metal guitars for Music City!

On display at The Arts Company in downtown Nashville, these two guitars are the work of Brother Mel, a brother in the Society of Marianists for more than 50 years.  Brother Mel started out teaching years ago, but the Society decided that his true calling was art, and they gave him carte blanche to create. . . and create he has!  He works in watercolor and metal as well as other mediums.  His work is featured in hospitals and parks in St. Louis, at the headquarters of Monsanto and Adam's Mark Hotels, and at the St. Louis International Airport.  The Arts Company has a number of his pieces, and you can see some of his work by clicking here.  You can also see a catalog celebrating his 80th birthday by clicking here.

Theme days are fun days for us as we all interpret the theme differently. 
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15 comments:

USelaine said...

I love the style of these, and I'm inspired to hear that the people around the artist recognized and nurtured his talent. Thomas Merton faced prohibitions against his gift of writing for years before someone wise decided differently.

Lawstude said...

another great shot for the theme. definitely a postcard moment.

it warmed me-up in this rainy day. have a nice day chris.

Jilly said...

Those are impressive! Great choice and good to know an artist is appreciated in this way.

Keropok Man said...

It looks beautiful!

Happy Theme Day!

Sally said...

Oh, yes, how Nashville!
Sydney Daily Photo

marley said...

These are a great sculpture. Nice photo for theme day :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would think steel guitars appropriate for Nashville.

Halcyon said...

Excellent choice! This could even have two meanings... the metal sculpture and heavy metal music. :)

Kate said...

Thanks for the links. What a creative man and eclectic artist! And, how clever of you to use his work as your theme day photo!

D.C. Confidential said...

Not only is this perfect for theme day, it's perfect for Nashville! Great photo!

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Steve Buser said...

Somehow I knew your Metal blog would have something to do with music. I must be mental... er, I mean psycho... I mean psychic.

Clueless in boston said...

Wonderful art work. Am I wrong or are the guitars supposed to look like musical notes too? Have a great weekend.

Virginia said...

Love the guitars ( git-tars) and your info on the artist. What a wonderful story. Happy Theme Day. Yours is a perfect Nashville moment.

babooshka said...

Perfect choice for the theme and for Nashville.

Ming the Merciless said...

I sense a little bit of country music's influence in these two pieces of artwork.