Art Opportunities Monthly Gallery Presents:
fish made from vibrant paper collage, coat hangers, bottle caps, nails,
pull tabs and metal bits is a piece of UpCycled perfection. The
contrast between the colored and rough hued materials creates an unusual
balance of industry and art. There is much perfection in broken pieces.
Their interaction with one another is a graphic and interesting medley.
The beauty and creativity of broken, twisted and fragmented materials
coming together to form a wholeness that is stronger than the sum of its
parts. Every scrap of material was not only salvaged but also broken
and useless on its own. The twisted nails and broken metal pieces
display a roughness yet when paired with other fragmented pieces, they
convey strength. Life is complicated, sometimes dull, sometimes rough;
as are the materials in this piece. However, when damaged, disconnected
and incomplete things come together in an eclectic way, a distinct
plainness becomes a raw and rare form of beauty and wholeness. As with
all my artwork, the materials used are 100% UpCycled and creatively
reused in an entirely different way than their original purpose.
copyright 2015 by artist
Medium Fish, 2015, mixed media on paper collage, 12 x 15 in.
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