Whenever we travel, we look for like minded artists (either through their sense of whimsy or use of materials). Dave Borba has both. A Salt Lake City native, Dave creates interactive folk art. His wood carved sculptures incorporate movement through a mechanical device. I bought one of his limited edition prints, “The Wounded Bird Flies Again”.
Carlos Montanaro from Indio, CA was showing amazing kinetic jewelry at the Utah Arts Festival. Created from vintage time pieces, each work is meticulously crafted with the inner workings exposed to show the running mechanics. Truly beautiful. I bought one of his pieces for my mom’s birthday.