Did you know that you don’t have to go to a flea market to find a “flea sculpture?” I found mine on a shelf at a thrift store. It was just $1.51 plus tax – what a bargain.
This one created by Greg Quayle is ” Computer, with mallet.” That’s a great name because the action this sculpture depicts is exactly how I feel about my computer when I get frustrated. You might want to check out the Original FLEA , Quayle Metal Sculptures, to see more of this artist’s interesting “flea sculptures.”
I wonder if the one that I found is from 1983 (the date stamped on the bottom). I’m always grateful to find markings on a sculpture that make it easy to find the artist.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, July 30, 2013