Friday, March 08, 2013

Scrapdaddy: Macho Metal Monsters!

Scrapdaddy Riding High

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.



At 4:49 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

simply . . . great!!!

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Like your art . . . in 3D!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:47 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

many thanks, and . . . right, I should go 3D, one day or another

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Metal . . . or plastic?

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:01 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

I had never thought about it, but --- metal, I'd say

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Sounds like hard work cutting, carrying, climbing, and connecting . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 6:42 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

yeah, that's why I fell back on digital sketches ;-)

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I'm trying to save my digits . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may need some of those mechanical monsters to ward off the north from what we are hearing and reading over here. Might be a good time for trip back home??


At 5:56 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

They are ratcheting up the rhetoric, but I'm hoping they aren't suicidal since they know they'd lose in a military encounter with the South's monster weapons.

Jeffery Hodges

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