A dragonfly made from a curb-picked croquet stick and more insects out of chair legs and slats. Continue reading "Yard Art made from Reclaimed Wood"
A baby chick made from reclaimed wood and found objects. Continue reading "Chick"
Oak and pine pallet wood squares banded with oak make for a unique and cooly primitive chess board. Continue reading "Pallet Wood Chess Board"
I found a cache of about 16 antique TV cabinets in the attic of a barn at the Albright Farmstead/ Confluence. They were so cool I had to save them! Me Albright must've been a tv repairman or collector. There are many brands- GE, Silvertone, Zenith, and more. I made them into an art installation at my shop that I all the wall of tv's. Unfortunately, the humidity and moisture from rains has taken it's toll on the glued hardwood veneer and they are gradually deteriorating. I will have to decide whether to restore some or all of the cabinets, or to dismantle them and incorporate their parts into art. I will miss my TV wall. I love having it outside of my shop to look at.
This is a bird man made of gauges and found railroad metal. Continue reading "Heron Squawk"
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. 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.
These are one of a kind, handmade tiny folk art decor pieces. Continue reading "Tiny Salvaged Hearts"