I try to visit Wade Wharton every five or six weeks but I think it had been since November since my last visit, and after last week’s Huntsville Times feature, we were really trying to find a good time to get together. I think Wade has done some of his best work the last quarter of 2011 and currently:
(new) Thin Buddha (remember when Buddha fasted to achieve clarity, although his clarity came after the fast was over?):
I think this is one of his greatest pieces ever.
It was hard to photograph this one well (and I still don’t have a good shot) — this is the new mosquito – see his red nose cone? He was just hit with a swatter (see also next pic) which explains his legs up:
This praying mantis is another of my long-time favorites:
This is a story of Creation — the devil as a demon, and Adam — upset over the trickery with Eve — as cowboy (even with spurs!)…there’s also a strategically-placed maple leaf:
Inside, Wade has this piece he’s done, of the Last Supper:
Sounds like a couple of new exhibits may be coming his way soon…
Wade loves visitors to his art environment; email me if you’d like to see him!