We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin and Marcie Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin and Marcie, how does your business help the community?
Minimal Metal Art shares the meaning behind the minimalism revival. This revival is a distinct nudge toward simplicity. The minimalist lifestyle will do two things extremely well clear your heart and reveal your purpose. The definition if you look it up of minimalism is humble. In our humility of learning through life challenges we can be placed in a fire of sorts certainly 2020 had its challenges. In our humility of learning through each challenge, we yearn to find significance in our relationships. The “Spheres of Influence” and our “Unity” collection(s) serve to hang in our follower’s homes, businesses, and churches as a reminder to be humble. Minimal Metal Art is a uniquely hand-ground art produced through many layers of grinding revealing an incredible holographic brilliance. Our signature layer is the flame painting that also conveys our message “Find Your Fire”. Just as we are tested the metal is tested as it moves from an amber color to it’s deepest darkest hues of blue. Our reminder to others as you look at that deep blue color be reminded of your own deepest darkest challenges and remember you prevailed. Stay humble my friend. You can read more of our story published in 2020 on Barnes and Noble and Amazon, the book is called Abscission: Memoirs of a Minimalist.Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In 2020 we all saw challenges personally and professionally. If you did not well as we say in Texas, “Bless Your Heart”. Kevin and I had several challenges from 2018 to the present we’ve reframed the word challenge to discipline. Why? Discipline brings about wisdom every time if you let it. This is what sets us apart discipline, a determined spirit and drive to share our message of Find Your Fire (Find, Ignite, Remind, Excite) more to this acronym later. As a metal artist, Kevin has manipulated flame in a myriad of fashions through life but in 2018 received a push from God to make it his passion to become a full-time artist. While at the same time as a wife and writer I felt compelled not only to share our uniquely, newfound lifestyle of being minimalists but to also connect why the art has a minimalist message. How many times has your metal been tested? The flame painted holographic metal art Kevin creates shares a message of how in your deepest darkest moments when you serve a God of details you will prevail.Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The first answer of course is were not fancy. Our motto is “Here’s to Simplicity! Since we’ve been lucky enough to have friends visit from out of state. You know who you are! Our adventures took us to the Kennedy museum in West End to the heart of art in Deep Ellum. Visiting the sights and sounds of Dallas wall art murals, art shops and taking in the sights. We enjoy Mexican food and street food vendors can be amazing when you’re on the go. Most of all we would be grateful to have precious time to hang out with friends. As we can all reflect on more this year than most, “Life is precious”.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Talk about recognizing where in life we have gained support, mentorship, and encouragement? First, we give thanks to God for his direction, give thanks to each other. Why? Well, without Kevin’s vision to create Minimal Metal Art our story Abscission: Memoirs of a Minimalist would not be published in 2020. Our book is available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. We give many thanks to our family and friends for their continued support of sharing our art/message in their homes, businesses, and churches. This network of family and friends has been our community of unity inspiring our newly added collection, “Unity”.