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Wayne Kusy is a Chicago-based outside artist who builds models of 20th century ocean liners.  On first glance there is nothing out of the ordinary about these model ships.  However, if you take a closer look you will see that Wayne Kusy’s ships are made entirely out of toothpicks.
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What do you get when you roll 18,085 bras together into a giant ball?  You get a 1,800 pound, 5 foot tall work of artistic genius known as Emily Duffy’s BraBall.
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“Sometimes there’s a macrocosm and sometimes there’s a microcosm, and if you’re dyslexic like me you can’t tell the difference.”  – Bruce Bickford

While browsing the shelves in the gift shop at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, I happened across a DVD called “Monster Road” with a captivating cover.  It showed a man that looked kind yet deranged, reaching out with a small clay figure in his hand.  I didn’t know what it was, but I did know that I had to see this movie.
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Last month I finally had the opportunity to visit the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, MD.  My mom had been talking about the museum for a number of years, telling me about different exhibitions she had seen at her “new favorite museum”.  I was anxious to see the place after all of my mom’s talk, so on my last visit to the States in July I took a trip to see the museum for myself.
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