Just off the heels of our road trip SOFA Chicago comes to town. For those who have never been, give it a google, I highly recommend this art show. The show is full of unbelievable art work, colorful people and unworldly inspiration.
Jen and I took in the show Saturday with our friends Dennis and Terri. After the show we enjoyed the city scape view from Riva restaurant on the pier. Dinner was awfully good too!
I returned Sunday to lend a hand in the Chicago Woodturners booth. The booth featured a day of artist demonstrations. The demonstrations included local turners Al Miotke and Andy Kuby, Cynthia Gibson doing pyrography and Derek Weidman working his magic.
It is just plain fun to watch Derek work. He is certainly savant like when it comes to multi-planar vision. As his piece develops it is interesting to watch the audience. There are many “now I see it” moments. Watching him work reminds me of watching one of the speed painters’ work. Things happen fast, angles change, and then suddenly the subject appears. Nice!