Florida's quote of the day
"How can people throw away a perfectly good piece of wood?"
One of the keys to making art people will buy, Oren Estell says, is mirrors. Put mirrors in the art.
"People look at them, see themselves, and they love the piece," said Estell, 62, a St. Petersburg sculptor who makes art from antique furniture. "They don't even know why."
As he spoke Saturday afternoon, Estell looked lovingly at The Dragon, one of the pieces he displayed at the 43rd annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Estell was one of 245 artists at the festival, expected to draw more than 100,000 people.
Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.