I wanted to take a moment to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, today, his holiday. Everyone has different ways to celebrate. You could be attending one of the festivities going on in Atlanta, visiting the King Center Museum, or relaxing at home. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been an inspiration all over the world. Here is how he still inspires artists today.
Timothy Teruo Watters
The 20th Century Christian Martyrs, Westminister Abby in London
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, Indianapolis, IN
Saint Margaret Catholic Church, Morristown, NJ
David Fitcher, Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA
James Dillon Wright
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere” – Joyce A. Myers.
A quote pertaining to the endless imagination of writers. However, artist Jennifer Maestre found special meaning in the use of pencils as well.
Originally, Maestre found inspiration in sea urchins and used thousands of pencils, a unorthodox medium. pencils were sharpened and strung together to make a large jewelry-like sculpture. The end result is a whimsy sculptural piece that satisfies the child within all of us and the sophistication of fine art.
The 1980’s rave, Rubik’s Cube, has become modern art. The pieces are a great use of re-envisioned images, beautiful colors, and a bit of whimsy to any decor.