A medium sized piece of folk art on a section of an antique pine door with safety deposit box keys, heart pine flooring tongues, allen wrenches, and a frame made out of poplar crib legs from the 1960s. A metal Oreo ad and an ornate switch plate sit in the center. Continue reading "Oreo"

Confluence/ Albright Farmstead

I was able to salvage multiple truckloads of beautiful old wood and rusty metal artifacts from this site prior to the demolition of the buildings. There were two barns and a farmhouse plus multiple smaller buildings that were demolished by the Eno River Association due to their advanced state of decay and the Association's desire for safety as the 100 acre property transitions into it's new life as a natural area that will host educational programs and hikes. It is a special site where two forks of the Eno converge. Below is a gallery of  images of the buildings and some of the things I've made from the materials gathered there. A big thank you to the Eno Association for allowing me to save and give new life to some of the beautiful old wood and artifacts![robo-gallery id="244"]  

Man in a Box

My original vision was that this would echo "the scream", a man with hollow eyes, trapped in a metal box, but I think that some people see it as cute. I guess both could be true, depending on the viewer. That's the beauty of art. IMG_5973 The box was found in the barn at the Albright Farm, AKA the Confluence, an Eno River Association property. I also found the man's face, a tub drain, and his antique TV tube arms at that site. Actually, the legs are barn finds too, apparently old gate or door hinges. Gauge compliments of Greensboro, NC metal artist John Martin.

Barbed Wire Heart

Barbed wire heart on 40's pine cabinet with antique button
Sweet barbed wire heart on 1940's pine kitchen cabinet wood with tin roofing, leather from a vintage golf club cover, and walnut veneer off of an antique dresser. The cotton candy button is from the Eugenia Baird collection, barbed wire off my land. All other parts salvaged and found around Durham and Efland by Yours Truly.