Beached – found object, rust, broken windshield glass, wood
The free standing sculptures are works in progress. Well, so is a lot of my work – but these even more so. Each one has taken ages to make – and each one will be quite different. Currently, there is a series of small sculptures that were designed to be “held in two hands”.
I love recycling – and found objects. I never really understood the term “found objects” when I first started exploring art years ago. I thought it would have to be found… by me… not purchased. I am certain there is a debate about what should be/ is / could be considered a “found object”. 🙂
My own personal work does involve many object that I have found myself. BEACHED – was once I think, a child’s toy ship – made of lovely metal. Quite the discarded treasure. The wood comes from the Leslie Spit in Toronto – a rough beach where all the detrius of the summer piles on the shore. The glass comes from various windshields – found and picked off the Toronto streets. It is quite a heavy piece because of the layers of glass. Finally, the “shore” is rusted metal – and little bits of pocket watch pieces as well.