Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stephan Wagner's Art

Not a lot of people have ever heard of Stephan Wagner

He's not an artist in the traditional sense, but he has such unbelievable talent. He is responsible for the recycling of Mardi Gras beads

His art show is travelling across Louisiana this year and we were pleased to have to opportunity to view his work firsthand a few weeks ago when it was in Slidell.

We were told that the scene for his beadwork is first drawn by artists. Stephan - along with volunteers - glue beads onto the artwork one-at-a-time.

Here are some of my favorites:


The Hubig one made me want a fried apple pie.


Zapps chips, yum!


World-wide favorite Tabasco sauce.


This is called "NOLA's Resiliance" (click on the link for a backstory of this piece)

Remember, all of this art was created by glue-ing one bead at a time.


Crawfish Season!


Louisiana's State Capital Building in Baton Rouge


Water Meter


What I couldn't share is the photo of the wonderful New Orleans riverfront art, it is 8 feet tall by 30 feet wide. Fortunately, it is shared at Stephan's website, at the link below.


There is so much more to this show. Presently the works are travelling across the state as a "Main Street" Project. To see more and discover the other aspects of Bead World, please check out this link. It's fascinating.

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