Archive for the ‘David LaPlantz’ Category

01.17
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“Chevy//Levee/Levis” Bola Tie.

by David LaPlantz ·

“Chevy//Levee/Levis” Bola Tie.

Another Lola, Cola, Yola Production.

This bola tie will be at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA for an exhibition next month. If in the Seattle area, please check out this bola and 5 others that might want to be hung around your neck!

3 3/4” X 2 3/4” X 1/4.”
Fabricated and formed industrially painted aluminum, engraved, riveted with sterling silver rivets and braided cord

© David LaPlantz, 2018.

01.13
18

“Chevy//Levee//Levis” Bola Tie.

by David LaPlantz ·

“Chevy//Levee//Levis” Bola Tie.
Another Lola/Cola/Yola/Bola Production.

The judge inquired. “Son, what do you have to say for yourself?”

My response, ” Well, Your Honor, I think my throttle got stuck.
That’s why I rounded that curve at such high speed, honest!”

She responded, “That’s a logical and fine answer.
Your fine is $120.00 and I am allowing your to retain your drivers license, on the condition, I never see you again in my court room. Is that understood?”

My response, “Yes, Your Honor, thank you.”

3 3/4” X 2 3/4” X 1/4.”
Fabricated and formed industrially painted aluminum, engraved, riveted with sterling silver rivets and braided cord

© David LaPlantz, 2018.

01.13
18

David LaPlantz Art: Four Bola Ties, sans braided cords with dangles.

by David LaPlantz ·

David LaPlantz Art: Four Bola Ties, sans braided cords with dangles.

These four bola ties (all with braided cords and cool dangles) plus another 3 wearables will be leaving New Mexico (next week) for Facere Jewelry Art, Seattle Washington. They will be included in an exhibition entitled “Rites, Rituals, Remembrances” which opens February 7, 2018.

Check out this exciting jewelry gallery, if traveling to the Seattle area. Or if you live in Seattle, you probably are already a diehard fan of this very special, visual arts/wearable feast for the eyes and body location!

01.13
18

Bola Tie in progress…

by David LaPlantz ·

Bola Tie in progress…

Revving up 2 Rt. 66 speed in excess, the “lines on the road look like dots…”
Trimmed and removed, chopped for speed and endurance, dangerous curves ahead…
Where is my necker’s knob, did it slip off my steering wheel on that last curve, ouch…
Red lights speeding from my behind!!!
Am I about to be in trouble, again???

01.13
18

“Many Loaves and 2 Fish” Bola Tie.

by David LaPlantz ·

“Many Loaves and 2 Fish” Bola Tie.

Yet another Cola, Lola, Yola Bola Production.
All Rights Reserved under the Geneva Convention, what?

You may be familiar with the story of the young boy with five loaves and 2 fish that are transformed to feed the multitudes. A faithful story, full of wonder and great mental/visual imagery…

Fabricated industrially painted aluminum, engraved, cold connected with sterling silver rivets and suspended from braided cord.

© David LaPlantz, 2018.

01.13
18

Rock Music Series: “House of the Rising Sun” Bola Tie.

by David LaPlantz ·

Rock Music Series: “House of the Rising Sun” Bola Tie.
Remember the Animals music, the organ and guitar, the lyrics, the voice and the sounds that penetrated the summer of 1964?

Another – Lola, Cola, Yola Bola Production.

2 3/8″ X 2 1/4″ X 1/4.” Fabricated industrially painted aluminum, engraved, cold connected with braided bola cord.

© David LaPlantz, 2018.

01.4
18

Rock Music Tribute Series, “House of the Rising Sun” Bola

by David LaPlantz ·

Rock Music Tribute Series: “House of the Rising Sun!”
The Animals and Eric nailed this tune, maybe you agree?

You remember, there is a house in New Orleans…?
Cola, Lola, Yola Bola.

Mock up of parts, so far, still fine detailing and assembly to finesse.
2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 1/4.” Fabricated industrially painted aluminum.
© David LaPlantz, 2018.

01.4
18

“Blind Venetian ALWAYS Tells the Truth!!!”

by David LaPlantz ·

As we are now 4 days into the typical 365 changeover, the Blind Venetian has been practicing her skills.
Here is an excellent example of one of those practice runs.
Let the light shine.
Let the light within shine.
Let the light blind those who tell not THE truth…

01.4
18

“Feather Eye” Bola.

by David LaPlantz ·

“Feather Eye” Bola.
L O L A – B O L A – C O L A…

One cannot lie, when looking into the feather eye.
Anybody you’d like to nominate to look into the “Feather Eye!?”
The the truth might be known…
Then…
The “truth” is out there, waiting to drop,
like the proverbial other shoe.
LOTS of shoes to D. C. drop.
Empty the SWAMP, MY ***…

4″ X 2″ X 1/4″
Fabricated and engraved industrially painted aluminum, cold connected with braided cord.

© David LaPlantz, 2017.

01.4
18

“In ten years, you’ll be embarrassed by this photo!”

by David LaPlantz ·

David recently sent to this photo to an old friend from Cranbrook Academy of Art Daze.

Howard Crisp took this picture of me working away at my bench, 1968-69. The photo represented me in my master’s thesis. My teacher said quote “In ten years, you’ll be embarrassed by this photo!”
My response, “No, I won’t!”
There was a dent, in the ceiling above his head, after my honest response!

Guess what?
I am still not embarrassed by the photo.
It was me then, it is me now.
I liked who I was then and still believe in that artist and human, I have matured to be in the last 47 years.
Ain’t life a gift and worth it all?

Happy New Year, 2018 to you all.
Keep up your art, your life, your faith and trust…

BYW-the radio on right pix side was either tuned into WXYZ, Keener Radio – WKNR or probably CKLW, info for those who knew Detroit radio then.
If this was a night time photo, a Detroit jazz station was on, mellow and inspiring…