has a cool piece
and slideshow looking at how local artistic virtuoso Sean O'Meallie
goes about crafting one of the colorful, childlike works he's famous for.
Courtesy Sean O'Meallie
"Got A Handle On It: Circus"
Here's what he told the radio station:
The idea for this piece grew out of my experience as a toy inventor which I did full time from 1987-1997. Most toys are balls, dolls, or vehicles which are variously overlaid with an innovative feature or theme. Although the toy business is driven largely by culture, fashion and money, and only partially by kids, what interested me as an inventor was the challenge of communicating to a pre-linguistic child about a relatable object in the room. This a kind of combination vehicle in that respect, although I don't think you have to be told that.
The piece will be auctioned off at BRILLIANT
, the Galleries of Contemporary Art's Aug. 10 fundraiser, and is thought by the artist to be worth between $3,000 and $4,000.