Special Collections: Toilet Seat Art Museum
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- Jan 18, 2018 4:14 am
- 14:23 mins
Guests: Barney Smith, Owner, Artist, Toilet Seat Art Museum; Mark Burns, Host, Special Collections, BYUradio Most artists work on paper, wood, or canvas, but 96-year old Barney Smith has been making art for 50 years using quite a different medium, toilet seat covers. He was inspired by the hunting mounts that his family used for trophies when he was a child. They’re shaped like shields and he thought they’d make a great canvas. Now he has an entire garage filled with toilet-seat-cover art. Approaching 100 years old, he’s decided to sell his collection, but he took time out to talk with our colleague Mark Burns. Check out these toilet seats here.