A few months back, I posted an item about folk artist Danny Doughty's lively paintings (at Joie de Vivre in Cambridge) and noted that I was curious what he'd do next. I stopped in recently and found that Doughty is collaborating with artists Joyce Fritz Ritz and Bob Ritz to create three-dimensional sculptures of his work. The results are great fun.
It's as if Doughty's paintings have, to some extent, come to life, because visitors can circle around the figures for multiple perspectives. "For me, it's like stepping through the frame into the painting," says Doughty. "It allows me to see the work in a new way, and that's exciting."