Scrapdaddy: Macho Metal Monsters!
The Beeville Art Museum (BAM) of Beeville, Texas is displaying monumental works by Mark David Bradford, the "Scrapdaddy," shown above, having opened on January 26, 2013 and scheduled to run until May 3, 2013. According to the BAM website:
Bradford, a sculptor who works primarily in metal, is best known for his giant, robotic, hydraulic creations which have been highlighted at Houston's Art Car Parade for the past twenty-four years. Regularly driving off with the "Judges' Choice" award, Bradford's first art car was an 18-foot bicycle-looking contraption with four-foot steer horns, dubbed the "Texas Mosquito." When asked how he got involved with this form of artistic expression, Bradford credits his great-grandfather, an inventor, stating "I always wanted to be like my great-grandfather and invent cool contraptions."A family transcending from the mechanical arts to mechanical art! But not a subtle sublimation, as we see above! And these 'contraptions' move, man! You might even be able to see a video of the exhibition at the BAM site, though I can't do so here in Korea, but I went to YouTube and located a video of the BAM exhibit there.
More videos of Scrapdaddy's art available, too, as well as images.