Last year, I had the opportunity to be the featured artist for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society Dog Ball. I was enthralled at the prospect of painting on a hydrant, but I also saw so much potential for the hydrant itself. I wanted to make it functional art; something beautiful and useful.
As a result, thanks to Aaron Hanson, a Police K9 Handler/K9 Eendora (N-dora) who also has amazing mechanical skills, this year, my wish to create a functional and beautiful piece came to fruition.
Aaron fashioned a shelf out of fiberglass that houses a Bluetooth speaker inside of the hydrant. He also crafted a lip around the top to hide the fairy lights I added.
After this was complete, I was able to begin painting and adding hundreds of crystals to really enhance dimension and sparkle.
Why a Peacock?
A peacock is a symbol of the integrity and beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors. In history, myth, and legend, peacock symbolism is related to:
- Protection, and
What a great way to decorate your home with a piece of art that symbolizes these qualities and is functional to boot!
Stephanie Weaver, Artist
Painting inspired by the Pop Art period and the Father of Pop Art Andy Warhol.
Jody Briley Weinstein received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo.
She taught art at Arab City Schools for three years before moving to Huntsville where she continues her teaching at the Huntsville Art League.
She is currently the owner of Salon on Whitesburg and Permanent Makeup Huntsville.
This functional art was designed and painted, by artist, Susan Steinhauser.
My art and photography are inspired by the many places I've visited and my varied life events.
To become a creative and inspired artist, I've had to let go of the technical aspects and explore the artistic side of my subjects. I am most happy viewing the world in a unique and colorful way. Things I am passionate about, whether fascinating places, nature, life, or events influence the creative decisions behind my work.
I am the owner of Rebecca's Cottage Arts and Gifts (www.rebeccascottage.net) and enjoy creating custom items and finding unique gifts for my customers, especially for holidays or special occasions.
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