Ever wondered what happens to some of our junk and unwanted items?
When I was on holiday in Morocco, I bought a small sculpture of a bird fashioned from discarded engine parts and reclaimed metal implements. What a great idea for making sculptures; discarded metal junk taking on a new form.
Recently I read about an artist who makes insects and spiders from scissors confiscated in American airports because they are deemed unacceptable to be taken on the plane. The idea of the contraband scissors being made into spiders seems both sinister and amusing at the same time.
You don’t need to buy expensive brand new materials to work with. Many artists work with recycled material from metal and plastic to found objects and waste paper. It is always worth keeping a store of items that take your fancy for your next project.