These brightly colored works of art are made from old barns and other recycled material and are transformed into vases, picture frames, coat racks, tea trays and more! Each are painted, then hand-stamped on them are sweet, serious, funny or thought-provoking poems like this one, titled Laughter & Noise:
"There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise."
Artist, Brian Andreas showcases this stunning artwork in galleries and studios all over the world, but Decorah is home to the studio where all these amazing works of art are created. It's really impressive!
Their website puts it best to answer your question, "Will you tell me more!?"
We're a diverse group of people, artists, activists, healers, tinkerers. We talk, we laugh, we eat great food & drink great wine, sometimes we disagree (passionately) & sometimes we agree (equally passionately) & it's all part of the same gift of being alive together. Our wish is that other people experience this amazing world we live in as a world of imagination & possibility & healing. We believe our stories do that. (& that's not just StoryPeople stories, but all our stories...) We believe (fiercely) in the power of stories, not because they're our stories, but because it is valuable & right to protect the precious connections between people.
That's who we are. We forget at times (isn't it amazing how life sneaks up & steals your memory of who you want to be?), but mainly, we remember. It's a future we're creating together, every day, with each other & with each one of you. (Hopefully, you're in a warmer place than we are...)
I hope you make time to see Story People when you're in Decorah, it's another must-see! Agora Arts, right across the street from the studio, is where you can purchase this super cool artwork.
Click here for a Virtual Photo Tour of StoryPeople!