This Saturday and Sunday, at the Bedlam Farm Open House, artist and farmer, Ed Gulley is once again showing his found object art.
Ed quickly sold his “Wind Chime” at the June Open House and now he has a few more. Along with his “Goose”, “Hotdog” and a couple of his now famous “Turtles.”
Ed talks very well about his art, so you can hear about it straight from him in the video.
I was really taken with the elegance of Ed’s “Goose”. The twists and turns of her head and neck, and the overall stance of the sculpture, which says “goose” in its posture.
That’s the same way I felt about his “Hotdog” and “Turtles”. When there are so few lines and elements each one really counts. And Ed takes that seriously, conveying through each bend in the metal the essence of the animal. And as someone whose been living and working with animals his whole life, Ed is an expert in observing them.
Ed’s Windchimes seem to come up from the earth. As if all the rusty metal that has been lost and forgotten, even buried in the ground, has risen like the Phoenix being reborn through the artists hands and mind. Each one is a monument to creating beauty from “junk”. And it’s not just visual, they play wonderful music with the help of the wind.
You can see and read more about Ed’s life as an artist and farmer on his and his wife Carol’s blog Bejosh Farm Journal. Just click here.