Monday, June 14, 2010

Soccer and Art/Art and Soccer

It's not very often that my two main worlds, Art and Soccer, collide.  But today, thanks to a tip from one of my Altered Sisters, Lynn, I can say that they do.

If you read my blog you know that I try hard to keep it focused on my art.  Of course, personal stuff does creep in every once in a while:  married, 3 kids, Michiganian, etc.  Here's a bit more.  My kids are all athletes, with soccer being their main love.  We travel all over the state, Midwest, and as far as Florida, to watch our kids play.  My husband is a licensed coach/ref and is in charge of a very talented group of 11-year-olds.  I am the team manager for my 13-year-old's team and coordinate lots of stuff associated with the team.  We used to coach/manage our son's team too but he's at a level way, way beyond where we can help.  It's all a bit crazy.

Unless you've been living in a hole, you know that the World Cup just started in South Africa.  My son has already gone through every frozen pizza in the house sitting in the red chair in front of the TV watching game after game after game.  (Other than the US/England game, I haven't been watching and try to tune out the constant noise makers.)

OK, finally, here's the art/soccer connection...

by Diem Chau

These carved crayons were made by Diem Chau.  On her blog, The Pleasure of Tiny Things, she posts lots of pictures so you can see these in better detail and find out more about her and her work.  She was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy to carve 66 crayons for this year's Nike World Cup press kits.  There are pictures of these elaborate press kits too.  Quite something!

Soccer enthusiasts, can you guess the players?

Robinho in Silver
Cristiano Ronaldo in White
Fabio Cannavaro in Antique Brass
Wanye Rooney in Timberwolf
Didier Drogba in Copper
Franck Ribery in Gold

I have no idea what tools she uses to get such incredible detail in these tiny carvings.  I also have no idea how she has the patience and stamina to huddle over the crayon to get it accomplished.  I do know, though, that I'll leave these tiny wonders to her and do my part instead which is basically this:  Go USA!

Lorrie

7 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Trust Lynn to find this. Very cool.

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh my goodness ! That is so unusual ! Who would think of a crayon as a canvas ? Just shows how miraculously creativity a species we are !
Thanks for sharing your crazy find, Lorrie !

Kathy L said...

You crak me up Lorrie, I love the comment about going through every pizza in the house. Sounds like my kids when there is a special on PBS about ballet or a full length ballet. I understand all the nutty stuff you are going through with your talented kids. Talk about a kindred spirit. I am going to hop on over to the blog link you left. THose crayons are absoutely amazing!

said...

看看文章轉換心情,也幫你加個油哦............................................................

1615 said...

心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

储涵 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果......................................................................

ginny said...

We did the same when our kids were at home..baseball, soccer, football, track, basketball and singing lessons for our daughter. Now we are following the teams of the grandkids. As I watch my kids, I don't know how I did it all.
Love the crayons.

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