Ready for another peek at our home?
More often than not I am coming to realize that the 🌎 is an extremely small place and the story behind our friendship with @emmakmorris and this photograph she took when she visited our home is just another reminder of that fact.
When we lived in Georgia I worked at a local art museum where I was introduced to a small town Seale, Alabama artist named Butch Anthony. ( @museumofwonder ) The museum I worked for had a few of his pieces in its permanent collection and I quickly fell in love with his style of art that he dubbed “interwangalism”. Todd and I made treks from our small town down to Seale to participate in one of Butch’s annual Doo-Nanny festivals, to tour his barn that he turned into his own personal Museum of Wonder, and even took a trip through his Drive Thru Art Museum before we eventually moved back out to California.
When I first came across Emma’s Instagram profile and was perusing her beautiful images I saw a picture of one of the art walls in her home and my jaw dropped. Displayed prominently in the center of all of the other pieces of art was a Butch Anthony original that was very similar to some of ours. I had never come across anyone on the west coast that knew who he was, let alone collected his pieces like us. At that point I knew I had to reach out, I had to know how she knew of him and his work! Turns out she curated art work for a museum in Florida before she moved to the west coast where she met Butch and fell in love with his art also. Our first IG convos were filled with talks of our past lives working at art museums and galleries, how we hopefully would be able to one day attend the Possum Trot auction in Seale where Butch frequents and of our mutual love of food and photography.
Since those first conversations last year Emma and I have found about a million other things that we have in common, but had it not been for our mutual adoration of a small town, Alabama artist named Butch we may have never met.