Sunday, June 5, 2011
Not only does this belong to the animal series, but it also qualifies as part of an art series - "Sofa Art XIII Down on the Farm".
Actually, Sofa Art is an annual art competition in Visalia, California, and recently completed its 16th year. Visalia is in the central valley of California, an area not necessarily known for its art scene. However, you can't beat if for its tree fruit (peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots) and nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts).
From the website:
The first Sofa Art Show was held in 1996 as a playful response to an unflattering depiction of Visalia’s local art scene as described by a local newspaper writer. Sofa Art Co-Founder Varian Mace, then an art instructor at College of the Sequoias, shared the article with her classes and challenged them to make some “real sofa art” in response. The resulting exhibition was a hit, to say the least, and has been an annual Visalia tradition ever since.
It sounds like a lot of fun, and I can only imagine what additional sofa art might look like. Is all sofa art 2-dimensional, or does it include sculpture as well?
P.S. A shout out to my friend, Steve, who lives in Visalia and is a constant contributor to my ever-growing postcard collection. Thanks, Steve!