Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Toilet Seat Museum
Barney Smith, a local San Antonio artist, had an inspiration that he could do better painting and decorating toilet seat lids than painting on canvas. Years ago he began displaying his toilet seats in his garage by appointment only. Today, at age 83, he is still hard at work creating new art for his collection which had now grown to over one thousand toilet seats and lids. He likes working with the lids most because that gives him more area for his art. In our hours at his "museum" we couldn't take in all the seats, but here is a small sampling. Perhaps his art could be called "post modern." Barney Smith is a wonderful, personable character.