Scrapyard 1

$1000 – Measures 48 x 18 inches. My visits to scrapyards inspired this piece. They have piles of fascinating metal things – rusted, bent, and faded, the colors and shapes are mashed together with heavy machinery. I pulled together bits and pieces of sheet metal from automobiles, machines, appliances, signs, and scraps that resulted from my art making. All these individual bits are held together with different fasteners: bolts, screws, rivets. Rarely do we notice or admire how many materials around are held together by screws, bolts, rivets. In this piece, I accentuate these fasteners to showcase their beauty. I created a frame for this piece using angle iron and bolts.