Saturday, April 11, 2009

Guitars which are folk art.........




Usually at a concert, you can close your eyes and listen to the music, but if the guitars are created by Peter Huiras, you will be missing the show! This self-taught artist creates the most unusual and stunning musical instruments ever seen.  They are not inexpensive. The price tags start at $5,000 each, and some of his instruments (symphonic quality violins, cellos and bases are double and triple that price. They are ART, and who knows what their value will increase to in the future. Instrument making is only one of the many talents Mr. Huiras has. He also sculpts totems and spirits, and makes jewelry influenced by creatures he sees daily on his land.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Tooooo cooool and amazing!! Wowza!! What a wonderful way to unite two types of art forms! I would love to see someone play one of these beautiful instruments...are they playable?? Doesn't matter...because as you said...they are ART!!

Beverly Kaye said...

Kathy;
They sound as beautiful as they look! This man has an amazing talent! He told me he has made a CD of music using these instruments.