Found – Recycled – Art

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A steel bolt in the crosswalk; grimy, heavy.
A dismembered auto part;
a sign of someone else’s tragedy.

This piece is constructed from 100% scrap and recycled materials:
Scrap wood from crate
Cardboard hanger rods
Candy box protective layer inserts
Mangled steel wire object unknown source found on the street
Auto bolt found at the street curb


Enlighten Up in Progress

Working on a new piece.  The unintentional realism just sort of happened.  So, I’m posting it for posterity before it is lost in abstraction….or I ruin it…

In my previous post, you will notice a digital image.  The digital image is the “mock-up-idea” for this painting.  It’s not going as planned, but that’s ok.  I love the process.

What’s Done is Done

Abstract, 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas

The moment I published the previous post, I knew what I had to do.  I painted over the piece.   I hated it.  It was trite; revolting.  Layers upon layers of retrying thickened the  canvas, but I could not make it work.  I was attached to an idea, an image in my head that I could not reveal.  I am happy I covered it.  This is the result. Thus, the psychology of art in process.