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Joe Hurry Creations’ Genius Occupations

April 27, 2010

Hello again everyone,

Today we’re revisiting one of my lovely new features – Joe Hurry Creations’ Genius Occupations. I’ve found you guys a really cool one and I think you’ll be pleased you visited. Let’s begin, shall we?

scrap metal sculpture

High up in the American Northeast, in a town called North Freedom, Wisconsin, there is a man called Tom Avery. He also goes by the name Dr. Evermore and he is responsible for a scrap-metal sculpture known as The Forevertron, which is the biggest  scrap-metal sculpture in the world. Weighing in at over 300 tons (320 to be exact) this amazing structure climbs 50 feet in the air and stretches out to 120 feet along the ground.

amazing recycled sculpture

As the owner of a salvage business, he began turning his talents to this fantastic creation and after many many years (26 of them I believe) he has one of the coolest free attractions I ever did hear of. The place is now littered with (hah!) hundreds of sculptures of varying size, from waist high to 20+ feet tall. There’s the most amazing bird band which is probably my favourite part I’ve seen so far, with 70 different bird/instrument hybrid creatures.

recycled sculpture

Aren't they just fantastic? Click the image to see them in more detail.

Tom is especially cool because he doesn’t use sketches, blueprints or calculations to build these creations. He just builds them and manages to make them stand up safely and happily (even when they weigh 20 tonnes or more). recycled birds

The only bad thing about this place is that it’s so very far away and while you may have a chance to go (and you really should if you do) I’m probably not going to.sculpture chimes

Now, that’s not to imply stuff like ‘good things never happen to me’ or ‘I’m so poor I won’t ever be able afford it’. I’m not a whiny little b*tch so that’s certainly not what I’m trying to do. Basically I don’t have a passport right now, and I’ve got a baby on the way and while I’d love to go to this place, I don’t really want to have to go to America at all. Here’s one more picture:

scrap metal art

Either way, my respect goes to this fantastic individual and his amazing creation. Once again, I think he has created a truly genius occupation.

See you all again soon,

Thanks for coming,

Joe

Joe Hurry Creations’ Genius Occupations

March 26, 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to new semi-regular feature I’m going to be doing on this blog from this day forth. It’s called ‘Joe Hurry Creations’ Genius Occupations’ (if you hadn’t twigged) and it’s going to be one of many new features – so you just wait.

This is part of my various attempts to blog more often but at the same time keep things as interesting as usual. So, once or twice a month we shall be looking at someone fantastic and brilliant who’s made a job out of something that’s just absolute genius. This will often be something mad and original, but at this point this feature could really go anywhere.

Anywhere at all! These are just some seals!

So today let me introduce you to Edgar Mueller. You may have seen some of his work around on the internet, but if you haven’t then you’re in for a treat. Edgar is an artist who uses the street as his canvas. Sounds simple enough, loads of people do chalk drawings, right? There was that Australian chimney sweep guy in Mary Poppins – they jumped right into his drawing. Well Edgar does pictures that look as if you really could jump into them. He uses perspective to create the most astounding 3D paintings you’ve ever seen. Take a look:brother and sister

caved in

Impressive eh?

He’s done pieces all over the world and is seemingly doing rather well for himself. So lets take a moment to commend Edgar for his super-awesome talentedness and wish him more luck in the future. Now lets take another moment to be just a little bit jealous of him for having such super-awesome talentedness (unless you are equally gifted in some regard – like my wife for instance.)

Street art

I must say, I love his work and he is definitely an inspiration to anyone working behind a desk or in any other uncomfortable and unnatural location. This guy certainly has a genius occupation. =)

More features to come so hopefully I shall see you again soon.

Thanks for reading, lovely to see you

Joe