Savannah is a beautiful town. My first trip there (February 20th, over a long weekend) just barely began to scratch the surface of all that historic downtown has to offer--let alone the city at large. Bummed around Broughton Street and Riverwalk. Lots of great window shopping, neat interior design stores, world markets. Amazing Spanish moss everywhere, old, picturesque and sometimes dilapidated architecture. Fantastic seafood. I ate the Ocean. I'm sorry Ocean. It had to happen.
Visited the Telfair museum where they just happened to have some pieces by one of my favorite mixed-media artists: Jim Mullan. I took home one of his beautiful parrots. This one:
His base forms really capture the silhouette of the specific bird. Many of his pieces are more whimsical, steampunk or toy-like, with wheels instead of feet, or little beanies on their heads. I adore them all, but am drawn to the ones that focus more on the bird, and less on the things they're attached to/that they become. Odd coincidence with the "Do Unto Others..." metal band. It appears on a completely unrelated item I've had for years, a strange little marble with a nearly identical strip of text wrapped it--same broze color, same message.
Telfair also had an Elizabeth King show on--it was amazing and fairly indescribable. Her craftsmanship is beyond precise. A welcome look into the hidden workings of several of her pieces--as the show had sketches, video of her sculpture in action, as well as some of the sculptures themselves. I always feel near and dear to the sculptural process--the behind-the-scenes work, so this had immense appeal for me. "George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware" by Robert Colescott was on display too. Never thought I'd see that in person--the museum had a large body of his paintings showing. I had no idea any of this was there--happily stumbled across it.
I stayed on Tybee Island and visited the lighthouse there. Got to see the Ocean and trek about. It was cold and breathtaking. There was a washed up jellyfish on the beach.Unbelievable what Nature makes.