Rescued Rubbish

August 23rd, 2011 in member junk     
clarerose clarerose, member
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This weekend I took part in a recycled art workshop in Perth, Western Australia, and came home with a couple of strange creations. This one is the drummer. I did it on day one and the really weird thing is I was just doing the final touches and a rasta drumming group started playing next door. Was like I conjured them into existence :) The construction is wire, newspaper, rag, nylon and plant matter. btw it DOES have a horses head...
Second day we had to bring some junk from home and make something from it. Since I was staying at my daughters new home, shed just moved into, there was not a lot to choose from. This is what I came up with. Its called Basket Bird.
This is an assembalge I made a few weeks ago. Its made from a Caterpillar Bulldozer oil filter and its called Hope.
This assemblage I made from rescued junk from the rubbish tip. Its called The Queen and the Soldier. Inside the cage is a cats skull. Bit creepy but it looks ok.
This assemblage was a follow on from the last. I love how a new work becomes a catalyst for another and so a series is born :)
This weekend I took part in a recycled art workshop in Perth, Western Australia, and came home with a couple of strange creations. This one is the drummer. I did it on day one and the really weird thing is I was just doing the final touches and a rasta drumming group started playing next door. Was like I conjured them into existence :) The construction is wire, newspaper, rag, nylon and plant matter. btw it DOES have a horses head...

This weekend I took part in a recycled art workshop in Perth, Western Australia, and came home with a couple of strange creations. This one is the drummer. I did it on day one and the really weird thing is I was just doing the final touches and a rasta drumming group started playing next door. Was like I conjured them into existence :) The construction is wire, newspaper, rag, nylon and plant matter. btw it DOES have a horse's head...


As an artist I usually paint, but when I get an urge, especially between commissions, I like to create junk art. As a seller it is starting to run neck and neck.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Rose Holdaway
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, centerpiece, wood, artwork, eclectic, industrial, funky, , whimsical, black, basket, fabric, brown, wire, red, textile, yellow, tin-metallic, cast iron-metallic, aluminium-metallic, paint, brass-metallic, alternative

Comments (4)

suziart writes: fantastic imagination!

suzi Posted: 9:07 am on April 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Your drummer makes me smile :)
Posted: 5:05 pm on August 27th
clarerose writes: Thank you! Yes I like the oil filter best too. I have an old rusty green pool pump, similar size (big), that I am itching to do something with now :) Posted: 10:40 pm on August 26th
gadgetsponge writes: Way cool projects! My favorite is the Caterpillar Bulldozer oil filter. Thanks for sharing these great pieces. Posted: 7:43 am on August 23rd
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