Saturday, October 10, 2009

It Gives You Wings

Last night BF and I attended the Red Bull Art of Can preview gala at Union Station. Artists and amateurs from all over the world submited art made out of or inspired by Red Bull cans.

The trouble is I don't know what was more interesting, the art or the people there. The event was "cocktail attire" and let me tell you that you could definitely see some tails hanging out.

Me trying to not look obvious while people watching.

BF looking dashing, as always.

Now, on to the art!

For Halloween.

The art of glass blowing "blows" my mind. This bull was blown around a Red Bull can.


This bird was one of my favorites. Each feather wa cut out individually from drink cans.

These wings were beautiful and amazingly detailed. Each feather was pressed using the blunt end of a paint brush to make the fine lines.

Leg lamp...

Fragile, it must be Italian.

This larger than life-sized bull was created by an 18 year old boy named, Ethan, from Indiana.

The inside was formed from pool noodles, Christmas ornaments and a bar stool. It weighs 150 lbs and was brought to Washington in a 16' trailer.

The guy who won second place was a cool old hippy. "Thanks for finally doing something with cans, man," was the bulk of his acceptance speech.

The after party was held at K Street Lounge. We didn't stay long but I did practice safe back seat driving on the way home.

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