Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Spanish Market - Carrying On Tradition


Meet Miguel Strunk. Miguel is 18 years old and working on carrying on the family tradition of Straw Applique. This is a collaborative piece that he worked on with his grandfather. Listen to his grandfather talk about Miguel was so wonderful. You could just see the pride in his grandfathers face and here it in his voice.

25 comments:

Olivier said...

felicitation au garcon, superbe travail, je comprends que son grand-pere soit fier de lui

Lowell said...

That's pretty amazing. A fine young artist who will go far!

JM said...

I just love Miguel's work. It's fantastic!

Birdman said...

Carrying on is such an important curltural thing.

Peter said...

Such a proud tradition, see it in his eyes.

EG CameraGirl said...

How wonderful that Miguel wants to continue the family tradition!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful portrait!

Kate said...

What a sweet photo! I wish that I had been savvy enough to go early on the first day so that I could have made a purchase from one of the young artists. Lovely piece he made with his grandfather!!

TexWisGirl said...

how very cool!

Michelle said...

That is a very beautiful piece!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Ah a rare thing to see a member of the younger generation interested in carrying on age old tradition. Good on you kid.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Right attitude.

Sharon said...

Beautiful work and handsome lad. I love seeing young people involved in art and tradition.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Randy this is a wonderful portrait shot, this young man is bursting with creativity, love the bit about his proud grandad, so nice..

Judy said...

Miguel looks proud of his work too. What a wonderful tradition to carry on.

RedPat said...

I'm not familiar with straw applique - will have to google it. I think one could go crazy buying treasures at this market, Randy!

VP said...

His grandfather would be proud of him!

Lúcia said...

I'm sure they are both proud of each other. He is a good and talented handsome guy. :)

cieldequimper said...

I can't think of anything better than working with one's granddad to carry on traditions. Can you?

Laura. M said...

Continuing the family tradition, nice picture!

Barbara Farr said...

I had to look up straw appliqué. Very interesting.

Jack said...

The young man has a lot of charm. It will greatly help him as he navigates life.

Thérèse said...

"Straw applique" how wonderful! This guy is certainly having a lot of patience and skill.
Tradition should be a must.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Mr. Strunk is supremely talented!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's a beautiful piece of work.