The Larry Spring Museum and Deth P. Sun
This should be a picture of Deth standing in front of the museum.
The Larry Spring Museum of Common Sense Physics is thrilled to sponsor artist Deth P. Sun as a part of the alleyway mural project. Like Larry Spring, Deth P. Sun is interested in the natural world's enigmatic mechanics. He narrates these concerns through painting, drawing and small publications — expressions that were a large part of Larry Spring’s practice. As a frequent visitor to the museum, Deth appreciates what makes Larry Spring’s creation so unique.
Deth P. Sun
Deth is one of those Fort Bragg locals that you see walking around town, so relaxed and unassuming you would never realize he has a cult following and more than 20k instagram followers. His artwork is so distinct, his style so consistent, the more you see the more it feels like a contained but complete world that Deth allows us to peer into from time to time. www.dethpsun.com
The Larry Spring Museum of Common Sense Physics is a vernacular small museum created by the self-taught experimenter, artist, and outsider curator, Larry Spring. The website about him and his experiments is spectacular and highly recommended. http://www.energyismyteacher.com/
Lorenz 'Larry' Spring (1915-2009) was a freethinker who challenged mainstream ways of knowing through his tenacious, idiosyncratic learning and teaching style. A life-long resident of California's Mendocino coast, Spring was uniquely inspired by the area's biophysical environment and expressed himself in drawing, painting, woodworking, writing and assemblage. He was an enthusiastic arborist, a self-declared expert in longevity, and entirely self-taught. He was a vernacular Renaissance man.
Spring identified first and foremost as an ‘experimenter’ who surveyed the world through empirical observation. Experiments in applied physics were his specialty, and he aspired to make visible the complex phenomena described by standardized science.
Larry Spring's School of Common Sense Physics in Fort Bragg, California, was where he shared these personalized studies through craft-making, the construction of hand-hewn demonstration models, and publications. He worked tirelessly until his death at age 94 to find acceptance for his primary discoveries Magnespheres and the Spring Atom.
It’s kind of weird and hard to describe, but what I like about the Museum is that you can tell that Larry Spring’s whole body of work is in here, and that it all comes from one hand. I also like the fact that some of the stuff is not even really explained but is demonstrated by different people with different points of view. You have to visit the space several times to really get it”.