I am always looking for free materials to use in my large drop in classes. Therefore, I rarely throw anything away that may have an artful purpose. So after saving up all my family toilet paper and paper towel tubes I thought about how I could combine them into a sculptural art piece. I was pretty happy with my end result which I had built as an example for a drop in art program I was running. It was really interesting to see what everyone created using these simple cardboard tubes.
My latest creations are two sculpture created from many different materials, including wood, paper clay, chicken wire and magazines.
I had some wire screening scraps, wood and magazines left over in the garage and an idea came to me on how I might combine these elements. I wanted to combine organic shapes with an industrial look as if nature and human construction collided. I love the metallic colours contrasting with the twisted organic and almost coral-like shapes. It looks both man made and natural.
It has sparked many idea for future projects in my head along this line of thinking and may end up being the driving force behind several future pieces.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments