Meet Howard Solomon, internationally known sculptor Howard Solomon
Solomon's Castle, the home and studio of Solomon ,is built on picturesque Horse Creek, in Ona, Florida. the Castle is a 50 minute drive from my home (that is obeying the speed limit) so it might be closer to some of you.
The castle is big and shiny, has towers, stained glass windows and a boat in a moatbuilt entirely by the hands of the artist, Howard Solomon.
The gleaming exterior is made of the printing plates discarded by the local weekly newspaper
the castle and the boat and everything on the property was built entirely by hand and all materials are recycled. Solomon is a plumber, electrician, wood carver and much more that I can't remember. He does it all and no one but family members has helped with the castle and boat.
Within the castle are the family's living quarters, a stained glass studio, a main entrance hall, and the extensive galleries, exhibiting Solomon's "found object" sculptures.
There are more than 80 interpretations of stained glass windows throughout Solomon's Castle.
I wonder if anyone reading this blog can guess what it coming up for the next few Post!
windows and boats and moats OH MY! Sculptures and Food and Surprises OH MY!