It always amazes me how we’re constantly changing technologies. Specific to this artist is vinyl. Remember those round black things that used to play music when put into a proper player? We’ve since moved on to CD’s and MP3’s. So what happens to all those old Vinyl Records? Well, assuming they pass her test, they’re made into unique food-safe and hand-painted bowls. Interested? I was. I love the idea of anything that saves “trash” from a landfill . . . especially if there’s an artistic quality to it. You don’t want to miss these!
Business Name: Groovin’ Bowls
Art Medium: Up-cycled Materials
ALBH: I have to know . . . how did you get into this?
GB: Actually, I’m not in my art, I’m outside my art. It’s outsider art!
ALBH: How long have you been at this?
GB: Not long enough
ALBH: As a buyer, how would I care for one of your pieces?
GB: Very carefully…Instruction manual from Chinese is included…Greek available soon.
ALBH: What’s your long-term goal as an artist?
GB: I know what my long term goal is, but that is boring, I don’t want to answer that… To make some money and world peace…that is everybody’s long term goal.
ALBH: What does the word “Hippie” mean to you?
GB: Smelly artists that make record bowl art.
ALBH: What’s your favorite and least favorite part of your craft?
GB: The freedom and The French Man.
ALBH: Would you be willing to teach others?
GB: Sure, as long as they have their own gas masks. And, not just from the “hippie” smell.
ALBH: How long does a typical bowl take you to make?
GB: 3 days, 4 hours, 37.2 min plus or minus 1.7 hours.
ALBH: What is your typical day like?
GB: I sleep in and then work until I am overcome by the stench of melted records.
ALBH: Why do you think your art is a good fit for our customers?
GB: See above…