I’m ‘recycling’ Paula because she was one of my first AOD’s, and no one was looking at my blog yet. Her art comes closest to my own in terms of appreciation of the beauty of ‘junk’, particularly metal.
“I am a self taught artist who works with lost, tossed and forgotten items that are left by the roadside, buried in an old barn, or deposited at the local scrap yard. Working with what most people would consider ‘trash’ is challenging and fulfilling.”
“There is nothing quite like finding unique objects that have been weathered and beaten up by life and creating functional art out of it, giving it a 2nd life.”
I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
Oh this is fantastic.
wow YOU RECYCLED ME!!!! ♥ thanks mike!!!!
Yeah, I like to recycled old, used up items!