I used to make address plaques. My husband and I cut several shapes from wood, sanded and painted them with several base coats. I would then paint a design on them and list them for sale. People who ordered them told me the house number which I added to the plaque, sprayed it with several coats of polyurethane for protection and mailed it to its new owners.
This address plaque by Joe Bailey brings this to an impossible level. To say it’s an art form just isn’t enough, is it? I can’t say enough about his talent.
Joe Bailey is a very talented artist, creating wonderful sculptures and drawings. I’ve shown you some of his sculptures before on the blog. He has a website called, Joe Bailey Sculpture & Design where he features ‘Anham Hall Asylum’ sculptures and drawings. He describes this as, “A new, dark and haunting (but fun!) project that I’m working on featuring the sinister goings on at Anham Hall Asylum (Animal Asylum) ….welcome to the funny farm! :-)”
Click on this link to find some amazing work. Joe Bailey Sculpture & Design.
*Disclaimer: I cannot give credit to all the talented photographers represented here. R.J. Bennett works to save endangered species by posting wonderful pictures he finds from all over the world. The credits I list are from the source where I got the photo. So many talented photographers showing us the beauty of the animals around us.
This sculpture hit me right between the eyes.
We lost our daughter, Jade, just after she turned two months old and had her checkup at the pediatrician’s office. She died of SIDS. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). I thought we would die, too. My husband and I both seriously considered ending it, our pain was so great. The only thing that kept us going was our son, Brian, who was two years old and desperately needed us. The hole in your gut never leaves. The hurt in your heart never leaves. I’m tearing up even as I try to type this, and we lost Jade almost 38 years ago. This sculpture was created by someone who has been there and truly understands. My heart goes out to the artist.