A vocalist singing from their heart into a microphone made of a metal bolt. Figure is constructed of silverware hand welded together and attached to a mild steel base. The knife that makes up the left hip still has some green and yellow paint on it from its previous owner.
Making sculptures from found, recycled or used objects teaches myself and my viewers to look at the world in a different way. Objects that are previously regarded as a functional object are transformed into a thing of beauty. An object is reduced to shapes that make up the piece of art. For example, a spoon becomes an oval attached to a rectangle that make up a torso and head of a human figure. These materials teach us to see objects beyond their purpose looking into their shape and materials.
Furthermore, using these objects in many cases keeps them out of landfills, helping to keep the earth a little greener for us all.