This piece is 10" x 4" at its widest and longest. Made from tin by Chub, one of our Festival's guest artists! Turn the piece over to find out where the tin came from! (alternative: Hang this on your wall for some southern-style protection)
With no formal art training since grade school, Kentucky native, now Athens, GA resident, Chris Hubbard left a 20 year career as a scientist (microbiologist and environmental consultant) in 1998 to be "BORN AGAIN" as an artist. This transformation began with his decision to make an art car. The car is decorated with his first attempts at primitive carvings made from found wood, sheet metal, and other objects. Depicting saints, angels, and devils, these pieces are influenced by his Catholic upbringing and his deep appreciation of outsider/visionary artists from the South. After requests from admirers of the art car, he began making more carvings and began to sell them out of his car when travelling around the country to art car festivals and parades. Because he collects materials and assembles most of his art while traveling around the USA, he began writing the city and state where he found his materials on the back of each.