This is a beautiful book that is amazing, informative, and funny, and is about the about the many arts of a modern renaissance artist, Joseph Clark Kenyon.
It includes images of the many fine art pieces he has created over a period of more than 30 years. The artworks include sculptures in ceramics, metals and wood, fine art photographs (large format 8"x10" negative format using an antique 1906 view camera),
Oil paintings in many styles and subject matter and his unbelievable "treasure arts".
Mr Kenyon's "Treasure arts" include real silver, gold, and precious stone encrusted genuine Jeweled Swords, real wearable jewel encrusted crowns and much more! Read on!
This book is the epitome of a genuine coffee table art book.
It is packed with full color- full page photographs, and includes many of the fine art paintings, selected poetry, sculptures, fine art B&W specialty photography (as well as full color prints), and also includes images of the custom made specialty cameras which were hand made by the artist himself, to create some of the works featured, one of which includes a 1906 large format camera which was given to him by his college professor which Mr. Kenyon rebuilt himself which uses 8" by 10" film negatives.
The artists metalwork arts, which is where this book gets its title- "Treasures", include genuine full sized hand forged jeweled swords, jeweled daggers, jeweled silver and gold crowns, jeweled silver collars and much more, and all of which are made from hand hammered pure silver, hammered gold, platinum, hand forged steel, copper, carved brass and much more. All of the metalwork pieces shown are encrusted with genuine precious gems including diamonds, rubies , sapphires, emeralds and much more!
This is a must see book!
Each of the jeweled swords in this book took a minimum of a year to create! (A few took longer, and one jeweled sword took 2-1/2 years to create!)
Mr Kenyon is Truly a modern renaissance artist and this book
Mr. Kenyon is a full time artist - musician specializing in oil painting, sculpture, & photography. Joseph does not limit himself to any specific medium and often combines mediums to create very interesting and unique artwork. For him, art is a collection of "Treasures." His paintings are primarily oils on canvas or wood panel and have been described with words from the surreal to the sublime. Each painting reveals the soul of the subject as well as the soul of the artist. Many of Mr. Kenyon's paintings and works of art are listed & visible in the US Library of Congress. He is an accomplished metalsmith & sculpts elegant creations from precious metals and gems. Hand hammering, casting and forging silver, gold, steel & copper into lavish swords, daggers, crowns, & more, is his passion. To further enhance his metal creations, he adorns them with engravings and precious gems. Each creation becomes another personal "Treasure." His art is collected by people all over the world.