Monday, November 4, 2013

Re-purposed with a purpose

As an artist I always gain a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment when I complete a piece of work. However, since I began incorporating found objects into my work, I have found a deeper sense of accomplishment because I SAVED something. Yes, it feels good to have saved something from going to the dump. I like doing good things for the environment. But it also feels good that this headboard can live a longer life as something that holds even more memories...pictures of your loved ones! 

Made from a headboard found in the trash. I refinished the wood with a red and then black stain and distressed it to show the depth of color. The "family" enamel was first acid etched then enameled only on the letters and then revealed the copper leaving some fire scale to create an aged feel. The tree enamel was created with a technique using oil with sifted enamel then fired. This one also has revealed copper with a small amount of fire scale for a similar aged appearance.
Family Tree $150 enamel on copper, re-purposed headboard, picture frames

side angle

detail, enamel on copper

detail, enamel on copper


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