Monday, May 11, 2009

Bigger, Stronger, Oranger

What does one do when she gets an invitation like this in the mail? She decides to go of course.
Tomorrow night I shall be accompanying my friend, Tania, to the exhibition opening.

Ok, so there was orange in the title. But the opening invite itself is pretty special - being from one of my very favourite artists (& hand addressed...how is the writers cramp Mr Cribb?).

Tony Cribb is one talented guy, a true artist in every which way. He has idea's!
One of those idea's was Tin man, back in 2001. My, how Tin Man has grown & what adventures he has had along the way!

In my time at the gallery I watched "Tin Man" put smiles on the faces of gallery visitors from the ages of 8 through to 80! Tony's sense of humour is offbeat & brilliant - Tin Man reflects this to perfection.

I also watched many a wonderful piece I would have loved to own sell.
While I don't personally own a piece of Tin Man art - both of my sons do (boys - this is where you both come in & say what a fabulous, kind, generous Mother you have!!).

Tomorrow night I shall go along to the opening & try & choose just one that is a favourite (fat chance), hopefully manage to fight my way through the thronging people & say hi to Tony & keep my fingers crossed that I will see a whole heap of red 'sold' spots under a lot of the paintings!





Part of Tony's Exhibition blurb:

"This rustic orange character has an ever growing band of merry followers stretching all over NZ and now overseas such as America, theUK, Ireland and Denmark - as he plows through numerous adventures with themes ranging from the serious to the completely ludicrous.
Tin Man is simple.
Which in an ever growing complicated world - must be a good thing.

Fifty plus new episodes for this Icon of Orangeness with unique titles such as
*The Lesson
*Happy As A Frog In A Sock
*Leap Of Faith
*All You Need Is Love (And A Yellow Submarine)
*Avoiding The Recession
*The Day Something Crawled Inside And Died
*The Day He Filled His Lungs With Love, Freedom And A Small Bug
*Fixing The World
*Lobsters Love Guiness

On the opening night (Tues 12th May 6-8pm) there will also be a sneak preview of Tin Man animated in 3D, and a slideshow of the entire history of Tin Man (Part 1 – Part 343) running continuously. Drinks, nibbles and ginger artist all supplied.

Leave your sanity at the door and come along to see a show that will make a mark!
(it should come out in the wash)"

Yes funny man I shall be along to see you both in all of your orange glory!


4 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

Forgive me if this is a double-- lost track of whether or not I posted what I started writing. Hope you had a great time, and hope you did indeed see lots of sold signs on Tin Man works of art. I think you've just made me a fan, simply from reading the titles of some of the works, LOL. I can tell I would like the way this guy thinks!

Deb said...

Ang I was thinking of you as I typed this...there were a number of Tin Man's escapades/artworks at the exhibition that I know you would have loved.lol!

The baby boy said...

"I also watched many a wonderful piece I would have loved to own sell.
While I don't personally own a piece of Tin Man art - both of my sons do (boys - this is where you both come in & say what a fabulous, kind, generous Mother you have!!)."

Mum you are fabulous, kind and generous!!

note-Please excuse the rehearsed robot like voice tee hee


Love you Mum

Laurie Whitney - Mermaid Glass said...

I love the episode titles. 'Lobsters Love Guiness' really caught my eye. Hmmm...wonder why that is?