The Spare Beauty of Ed Gulley’s Flowers at the Bedlam Farm Open House

 

Ed Gulley’s Flowers

I was surprised last week when  Ed Gulley’s  wife Carol sent me a photo of some of Ed’s new art for the Bedlam Farm Open House. 

I never used the words lovely and elegant when describing Ed’s work before, but that’s just what Ed’s new Flowers are.

Ed has transformed these clunky rusted pieces of farm machinery into something that appears almost delicate,  with a repetition of patterning that mimics the natural world.

Ed’s flowers have a spare beauty that suggest flower more than shouts it.

But then that’s often what Ed does.  He presents us with the essence of a  dog or a horse  or a turtle, so we no longer recognize the twisted piece of metal it’s made from.  We only see what Ed wants us to see.

Ed is one of nine artist who will be showing and selling his work at the Bedlam Farm Open House on October 7th and 8th.   To see more of Ed’s work and his life as an artist and farmer you can click here to read his and his wife Carol’s blog Bejosh Farm Journal.

Click here for more information about the Open House.

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