Most artists I know are collectors of stuff. Its become a bit of a habit collecting things I see potential in. I get great joy turning the discarded into the regarded. Just like our planet is getting bogged down with the trash from human consumption so is our garage.
In the realm of storage I have a partner who likes to keep things organised :-). Our garage is like a Tardis that holds more than meets the eye. I deposit stuff in the entrance-way, and by magic it is squirreled away. I only need to ask the Magic D where he has stored things and they miraculously reappear.
Stuck for Choice?
Where does one begin and which material do I try to elevate to a new level? Recycled materials come loaded with their own inherent meaning and history and when transformed take on new life. I don’t always begin with an idea however once my hands starting working concepts evolve and can be extrapolated from the end result.
Working on more than one thing at a time prevents me from getting stuck. Piano parts and the offer of more pianos keep coming.. This material wants to be heard. Above and below ared rawings in piano parts awaiting further attention. The challenge of how to put everything together awaits me…
Questions remain. Do artworks made from recycled materials tell others about the importance of saving the planet or merely highlight our over-consumption. That I think depends on the execution and success of the artwork. I believe it is better to make art with trash than to choke our landfills with it.
Take a look at these and decide for yourself