Ducks

I found these cool orange casters while salvaging in Durham and turned them into Ducks! I used rough-milled oak barn flooring for the background, the body is 1920s beadboard, and the beak is a railroad spike tip.  Continue reading "Ducks"

Oreo

Oreo
Oreo
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"

Bluebell

One of a series of art pieces made on large wooden electrical spool ends, this was originally conceived as a trumpet flower and it took on a life of it's own.    The metal portion is made up of four pieces- a flywheel from a 1971 Ford truck, a gear found at the Albright farm stead, a copper wound speaker from an antique TV, and a small gear, all from the same farm.  The paint brush handles are from my shop, and the rusty metal band is also found on a barn on the Cedar Gtove farm. I salvaged the spool in Chapel Hill behind an electrical contracting business.   This piece is approximately 28" in diameter and 1.5" thick.