A golf tee mandala made on weathered oak barnwood with found golf tees, a deco brass lamp part, and a vintage Asian coin This reminds me of a totem pole or other Native American design, like a dream catcher. I like the contrast of the white and tan tees with the grey-brown barnwood. Continue reading "Totem"
32 antique leather golf grips, shellacked and mounted on a salvaged wooden spool end with a 70s Ford truck hubcap and an oversized Indian head penny in the center. The piece is 36" in diameter and is made on a salvaged wooden spool end. Other elements include a vinyl 33 lp and an upcycled saw blade. Purchased by the City of Newton at the 2016 Foothills Folk Art Festival preview event.
Stealing the title from the Mike Doughty song- A golf tee mandala made from vintage reclaimed wood, found golf tees, Starbucks cap, and mason jar lid. Continue reading "Busting Up a Starbuck’s ii"
Reclaimed Kitchen cabinet parts with with 1920's pine lath frames, vintage golf clubs and humorous and inspirational golf quotes. So popular that I opened a second Etsy store just for my golf art. (Golfarthandmade on Etsy.) Continue reading "485 Reclaimed Wood Golf Plaques"
A salvaged putter on 100 year old barnwood with barbed wire legs and pallet wood wings.
- Barnwood- Efland, NC
- Barbed Wire- From my 3 acre place in Efland.
- Foremost putter head from a Durham Thrift store.
I love golf and I love that collecting vintage golf clubs is part of my work! I get them from the thrift stores and metal yards around Durham, and I'm usually visiting one of these places each week as I go through dozens of clubs a month. I've come to know the best places to find the coolest clubs, the prices at each place, and I even have "insider deals" at some places because I'm a volume buyer! I like to get the stainless steel irons for my golf plaques and the pretty, colorful, vintage woods to make into snails.
A golf art piece made with a collection of vintage ball markers and an antique Royal golf ball reclaimed knotty pine with found golf tees. Continue reading "Royal- Golf Wall Art"
A baby chick made from reclaimed wood and found objects. Continue reading "Chick"
I had a lot of fun making a golf club head and some other found objects into a Chihuahua. The "Big Bertha" golf club head adds a hint of irony as well. Continue reading "Chihuahua"
This is a small wall art piece made on a piece of an applejack brandy keg stave. Mounted to the charred interior portion of the stave is a collection of distressed golf pencils found on my local courses, and a 1973 Canadian penny. It's cool because there's a slight curve of the stave on the top and bottom you can see the and grain of a solid oak. Materials: