Gnarly Art

I like most any kind of art that is truly innovative, so I was intrigued when I read the article about Seth Goldstein and Paula Stone, a husband and wife “weed warrior” team, as they call themselves. They scavenge the woods looking for gnarly vines and branches that they collect to compose one of a kind, organic sculptures. They mostly collect bittersweet because it is extremely invasive for trees. Being retired engineers, who happened to meet while swing dancing, they know how the twists and turns of putting these things together. In doing so, they appear to be helping save trees in the process.

Seth Golstein_PhotoAlexandra Garcia, WP, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Seth Goldstein. Photo by Alexandra Garcia, WP

Vine Artists. Photo by Alexandra Garcia, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Vine Artists. Photo by Alexandra Garcia, WP

Omar vine sculpture, WP, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Omar, the camel, vine sculpture. Courtesy Washington Post

Here’s a fun video link that describes their process. In looking to see if they had a website, I came across this interesting link about them and other Foggy Bottom artists and the Outdoor Sculpture exhibit. I didn’t even know it was taking place. Also, here’s a previous post on Twig and Tree Art.

All of this makes me think of Gnarls Barkley and his song, Crazy to Kick Start the weekend. Maybe it’s just his name. Click the picture to see the video and this clever take on the Rorschach’s inkblot test. You can even take it online to determine if you’re crazy or not. 🙂

Gnarls Barkley Crazy, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Gnarls Barkley, Crazy

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