This week’s comic seemed more amusing without words, so I scrapped the haiku and left the illustration naked. Thinking about wordless comics brought to mind Terry Border’s Bent Objects. Border creates tiny sculptures out of ordinary objects and wire that that depict scenes. In one image, Bent Objects tells a story complete with punchline. While the images are often accompanied by a cute title, that seems more for the sake of the blog post. The sculptures themselves need no words. I’m not sure how it’s taken me so long to discover his website (he’s had the blog since 2006), but I’m really glad I finally did. Here’s a few examples of Border’s Bent Objects to give you an idea, but by all means go check out his site: BentObjects.BlogSpot.com.
Sometimes, Terry leaves his little sculptures in public places to be discovered by passersby. Check out this Georgia peach he left in Atlanta on Peachtree Street:
In addition to the blog, you can get Terry Border’s book – Bent Objects – the Secret Life of Everyday Things on Amazon, etc.
That’s all for now. Nothing much new to report as I’m still engrossed in ceramic work and allowing myself this time to simply explore and enjoy the medium without pressure to produce serious art or works to sell. It’s good to allow yourself to play. I hope you are finding time to play this summer in whatever way makes you smile.