Waterside Festival Marketplace, in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia is currently showcasing the artwork of Mike Bell. What was once a vastly popular business venue is now basically defunct, spare for a few surviving operations. Mr. Bell has been featuring his eclectic array of art in the empty spaces since June 2010, both on canvas and in sculpture. I thought this pirate sculpted out of Styrofoam was full of whimsy and happiness, albeit the face kind of creeps me out slightly.
I like this grouping of thinking faces.
This canvas painting makes me nauseous...like I just got off a roller coaster. It really annoys me. Art is subjective and I am not afraid to share my opinion. Please do not take offense.
Sculpted piano with violins flying out of it. I like this piece, but in a Beauty and the Beast kind of way. Looking at most of his work, we stood there thinking, "What the heck kind of medication is he on?", but all in all, it was rather enjoyable. You felt like you were in a nether world and at times it was overwhelming for me...I don't feel comfortable around confusion. Most of his work felt angry and I personally, enjoy artwork that is calm, happy, and inviting.
This is Home Girl and I want to know...what kind of artwork do you prefer?