6.24.2011

wings in motion: sculptor bryan tedrick

i saw and loved this breathtaking piece at burning man in 2008...



then, at burning man 2009 i decided that this was my favorite piece on the playa...

Sun and the Portal of Evolution


i was unaware that both pieces were created by the same artist.

i also had no idea that the artist lives right here in sonoma county.

when i visited iron horse vineyards last week, i noticed a metal sculpture on the gourmet food truck which was parked at the winery for the day...



later, i visited their website and discovered that the sculpture was created by burning man artist bryan tedrick...



this is when all of the pieces of the puzzle came together.

on a recent drive to napa through sonoma, i had noticed that the spread eagle sculpture currently lives in front of kenwood restaurant. it's breathtaking, swaying in the breeze and set against the backdrop of the sonoma landscape...



now that i have put it all together, it is such a thrill to know that this supremely talented artist lives right here in my favorite place on earth.

bryan's pieces are earthy, kinesthetic, moving, majestic energy.

i adore, build, and collect imagery of wings - so i particularly love the two pieces up above.

wishing you a wing-spreading wonder-filled weekend!

10 comments:

Mim Smith Faro said...

Wow! His work is beautiful! You HAVE to go to see him.

HazelandMare said...

Those sculptures are amazing! What incredible pieces. :) You should go and visit him!

nikkibit said...

Very cool, great discovery! Wish I'd seen his work while I was in town last weekend. oh well, I guess I will just have to visit again soon!
Nikki

Jaime Jean Klocek said...

Awwwww I miss the playa!!!!! Someday you and I will be there at the same time and be sparkley little faeries flying about. xoxo, Dakini

sara said...

Bryan is so talented and such a nice man. We were privileged to camp with him in 2009 (know somebody who knows somebody who knows him) and were allowed to watch The Burn perched on the Portal...magic! Can't wait to see what he comes up with this year.

Jo said...

Those sculptures are amazing! What an eye you have...and such consistency in taste, too! I love that!

Hope you're having a gorgeous weekend!!
xox

p.s. Do you still attend Burning Man? I was going to go a couple of years ago, and couldn't make it at the last minute. I'm still toying with the idea of going one of these times.

cb said...

wow those wings are soo cool! one reason i would love to visit burning man is the art!

xo,
cb

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

how incredible, your heart really led in this case and my gosh are those sculptures ever something to behold. stunning is what! thanks for bringing this out in the open Diane, i was completely blown away by those images. ♥

Honey Cooler Handmade said...

These are awesome!

diane said...

friends, your words have inspired me to go see him locally. :)

dakini...i will truly love that experience! xo

sara...how incredible that you watched the burn from the portal. amaaaaaaaazing.

jo...i'm not going to burning man this year, but most of my close friends are. if you ever decide to go, please email me. i have lots of resources and checklists to share with you! xo

cb...the art at burning man is breathtaking and sooooooo worth all the effort.