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There is an AMAZINGLY AWESOME art exhibit going on at the New Orleans Museum of Art right now that you must check out if you're a local! It's an extensive exhibit of the work of Thornton Dial. He does a lot of mixed media and sculpture.
He uses a lot of dolls and toys in his pieces - which would lead you to think they are playful and fun but they are actually very intense and moving. Here's a more thorough description:
Below is a sample of his work:
Now, when I say Thornton Dial uses mixed media - I think he may use more "ingredients" than any other artist I've seen! Check out the list below that's in one of the pieces!
What?! What?! A desiccated GOAT, RAT and TURKEY are up in the art!? Love it.
Here's some more:
The above picture is kinda fuzzy but it's HUGE and it's filled with.... wait for it.... BARBIES!!!
Her skirt above is made from metal.
Now for all you faithful blog followers - does this one kind of remind you of the wacky art I made!? Shall we bring you back to Barbarella Barbie?!
It's almost like my space Barbies were landing to save their sisters from the New Orleans Museum of Art!? (sorry if you don't get my sense of humor) That is kinda weird though right?!
It's giving me some inspiration with the rest of my gang that's for sure!
Seriously though - go check out the exhibit! It's really cool.