RECYCLING CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

 

        I have two main focuses with my art. The first is movement. My experience in working in film and animatronics has inspired me to create sculptures that look like they could run, swim or fly away if they wanted to. "Does it move?" It’s a logical question from group of kindergarteners who’re looking up at a butterfly I created from old bikes. The answer, “Yeah, who wants to pull the lever?”

 

       

        My second focus is to show the materials themselves. Old farm equipment, driftwood I find on the beach, household items that were broken or outgrown. A recent commission was to make several pieces from a family's old baby grand piano. It was out of tune to the point of being beyond repair. Instead of sending it to a landfill they let me transform it into art. Recycling is not only good for the planet, it has the opportunity to be beautiful as well. 

 

       

        I hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to message me with any questions, comments, or commission ideas.



 


 

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