06/02/10 Joe Minter


a lil more bham... faythe, merilee and i paid joe minter and his wife a visit. all i can say is amazing... what a wonderful couple. we stood out front of his house in awe of his yard. junk and scrap sculptures that are painted with all sorts of messages and scripture fill every square foot. we knocked and no one answered, we wondered if we could just explore. after a bit merilee and faythe walked down to a neighbors house that had one of joe's sculptures in the side lot. i stood in the middle of the street bewildered. behind me a neighbor poked her head out to tell me to go ahead on in and she'd get joe on the phone. another neighbor came back with faythe and merilee and walked into the house yellin "hey joe!" announcing our presence. joe and hilda came out and what ensued was fantastic. so sweet and sincere... joe took us on a guided tour of his african village. faythe prolly took 200 photos so i'll have another post soon with a link to her flickr set... if ever in birmingham be sure to visit. and be sure to buy his book and dvd. so dope.
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