Friday, July 23, 2010

Robots and Monkeys

Art of the Day

John Lytle Wilson is a local Birmingham artist whose work is really whimsical, futuristic and fun. Think robots, monkeys and unicorns meet apocalyptic type scenes that are somehow fun and inviting!

Recently, he had a collaborative show with photographer Wes Frazer at Bare Hands Art Gallery. Part of their exhibit was a hand-made spinning wheel that you could pay to turn (some of the prizes included taking a shot of "Old Crow" whiskey and winning an original t-shirt).

Another thing that Wilson does that I absolutely love: he takes old landscape paintings that he gets at thrift stores and carefully adds a robot here or there to create a really fascinating scene.

to check out more of his work, check out his site

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