I never pass a pile of trash on the street without slowing down to look at it. Many times I stop and look for something I can use. If so, in the trunk it goes.
I am an artisan who has been painting since 2005…. abstract, mixed media etc.
I started painting on canvas and gravitated to working with reclaimed materials…..kitchen cabinet doors, decades-old barn wood, picket fences, large bamboo pieces, metal and many other items intended for the scrap pile.
Everything I create now is re-purposed…..I give new life to items that would have been burned or gone to the scrap pile. I also create 3-D accent pieces. I have created wall hangings from picket fences and also created bamboo sculptures.
The re-purposed movement seems to be gathering momentum and I believe my work is appropriate for the corporate atmosphere or the home environment where people are looking for something truly unique and a great conversation piece.