When Ali took me to the Long Beach Flea Market a few weekends ago, I saw this layered wood / relief art / 3D thing. It was broken. That arch piece laying on its side is supposed to be layered on top of the other two arches. An easy fix, so I wasn't really bothered by it. And, because it was broken, I was able to buy it for only $5!
Would anyone else would have wanted it anyway? Probably not. It's quite an odd piece.
But there is just something about it that I love. I'm sure it's because it looks like some kind of cathedral town / market square type of scene. Ever since I read The Pillars of the Earth, I have special kind of love for cathedrals and arches and monks.
It's a beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and calming scene.
But who are they? Maybe Muslim priests? What do you think?
Anyway, it's definitely not some fancy heirloom piece. The wood is thin and cheap. When I tried to clean up all that dust, this guy's ankle totally broke. It was a clean break and it popped right back into place. Phew! These priests are tough!
I love the scene, I never said I loved the wood. Time to paint!
I started by spray painting the whole thing white.
Then I added a little color. Or a lot.
And now it's still beautiful and quiet and peaceful...
Only now it's a little extra colorful and happy!
I love it!!!