Monday, November 26, 2007

Dog Park Art

Pathos, Sweet, Lost and Found

Artist: J Aaron Alderman

Medium: Steel, copper

It's incredible how this artist is able to show emotion with absolutely no facial features at all.


While in Asheville, Susan & I took the dogs to the dog park, which runs along the French Broad River (pictured below). There was an art show going on in the park with work by various local artists.

This one was my favorite.........

The artist took a very cold medium & made it into something warm.




I don't recall the name of this piece, but I love the smooth lines. For some reason it reminds me of an Armadillo............

Jimmy Dean (after the sausage) in foreground.

and Yuengling (yes, after the beer)!

French Broad River

Asheville skyline at sunset

I know it's been a while since I posted, but my father-in-law suffered a fall last July while visiting Paul's sister in Washington, DC, which resulted in a broken hip.
He returned to Birmingham at the end of October (two days after I returned from SAFF).
I didn't have much time to prepare & I'm afraid I wasn't as perky as I should have been, as I was still in a daze from the long week & ride home.
SAFF was wonderful!!!! More on that later...............
Dad stayed with us for 3 days before he was hospitalized due to a low sodium problem. Low sodium made him lethargic & very weak & he had NO strength whatsoever. He was also found to have a urinary track infection going on at the same time. Poor man..........................what else could possibly happen to him????
Dad was released after several days and went to St. Martin's in the Pines rehab facility, where he was for a day when he started complaining of his back hurting. He was readmitted to the hospital after a MRI detected a broken pelvis!!!!
Apparently, he did this when he fell in July.
Why wasn't it detected???? Good question!!!
Paul's daddy is 84 and has never been in a hospital a day in his entire life until this fall.
Dad is on the rehab floor of the hospital & is suppose to be released at the end of the week. None of us think he is ready for this in that he can't stand up by himself. But, we have to remember that we are at the mercy of our insurance carriers who know what is best for us! Better not to get started................
Anyway, we've had a lot of out-of-town company with Paul's sister & brother and their families visiting.
And, that's what I've been up to lately............