Can you believe it’s already the end of July? As usual, things have been busy for the Zachmann Studios team. Both Jeff and Carl enjoyed their time at Art Fair on the Square in Madison, Wisconsin, meeting new people and seeing old friends. Here are some highlights from the show, as reported by Jeff:
Two ideas from one guy:
1.You should have some of your sculptures made abroad and then you could sell them at Walmart.
2. You should make your sculptures life-sized and have people ride in them. You could have them in a water park flume… for safety.*
*In my position as executive assistant, I would be remiss if I didn’t express my whole-hearted support of idea #2. It is dangerous and irresponsible (despite the safety tip) and therefore a worthy endeavor for Zachmann Studios.
Jeff also had a little girl come into his tent with a whole collection of cool things she had found on the ground that day. Jeff gave her a little cloth bag to hold all her treasures, which included but were not limited to: a hairclip, a crutch tip, an acorn cap, a swizzle stick, a bottle cap, and a picture of a pirate. “Pretty impressive,” says Jeff.
Carl somehow had the energy to turn around right after that show and head to the State Street Area Art Fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Although, let’s be honest. He was probably fueled solely by excitement stemming from the debut of………………………………………………
The wind sculpture is new territory for Carl and Jeff. It is the first non-electric piece to come out of Zachmann Studios, and it’s safe to say it won’t be the last. Many new doors are opened with the creation of this single piece. Outdoor sculpture gardens are now viable venues for Zachmann creations, and the stage is set for further creative expansion of their work.
So, what do you think of the new wind sculpture? How about that water park idea? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, and watch the video of the wind sculpture at work here.