Monday, July 11, 2011

Geeks get cultured.

We stopped by the Plymouth Art in the Park on Sunday after yoga.  Mostly we found the mind numbing pulp art that attracts suburbanites and rich old ladies...
  • Stuff-on-a-garden-stick.
  • My-grandkid-will-look-adorable-in-that!
  • Yet another striking picture of a flower...
  • Oh!  Look!  Something really unique!  Bead jewelry!
  • Wait... what is the roasted almond guy doing here? 
And then, the geeks saw an artist that actually peaked our attention. 

And then they saw Boba Fett...

...and he was ours. 

Yes, we bought the original, not a print.  I'm funny that way -- I like to have the "real thing," and I'm willing to pay an artist what it's worth. 

Like it?  Check out more of the artist's work.  His name is  Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh) -- he's an urban style artist from Salt Lake City, and his stuff is amazing.

Oh...and Josh was super cool.  He even took a picture of us with the work we bought.  He said he liked to have a picture of the new owners of all of his original works.

A little more about Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh) ...

I am an American/Samoan artist and award winning filmmaker from Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm currently experimenting with the mix of photography, pen & ink, spray paint, stencils, acrylics and nature's wood grains to bring to fruition resolutions to my inquiries concerning the human condition. My work often comes from an intense place and although it can, at times, appear aggressive and foreboding, it is always honest and hopefully profound. It is not my goal to create anything other than that which can cause the viewer to think.

Throughout my existence I have had a beckoning passion for the arts and have tried my hands at so many of the different mediums, including tattoo, graffiti, web, graphic, illustration, sculpture, film/video, oils and acrylics.

Over a decade ago, a fortuitous meeting of my wife Adrienne, who similarly had an enchantment with the arts, provided new inspirations. Together we have recently been touring the U.S. with our 2 children, selling our creations at art festivals and we are fortunate to have been included in some of the top festivals across the nation including the Cherry Creek Art Festival of Colorado and the Gold Coast Art Fair of Chicago. In 2010 we received the "1st Place" and "Best of" Awards at the Castle Rock Artfest of Colorado, the Funky Ferndale Art Festival of Michigan, the Art in the Park of Plantation, Florida and the South Miami Art Festival. We are extremely honored that our work is appreciated across the globe and in 2011 we strive to continue pleasing the intuitions of our collectors.


Missus Wookie said...

What? You don't think Boba Fett would look cute in a garden with some flowers???

You know - I couldn't resist googling and look... :rofl:

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Very cool!

heavenisabookstore said...

Always fun when you find something that suits you personally!

weird chief said...

I'm very happy that you're excited to own the original piece. Thank you for sharing my link and sharing my work. We're family own a piece of me. Thanks. :) - Tai

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