Lately I’ve been spending all my free time in our basement making functional art from recycled/salvaged materials. Sometimes I even come up and make my family dinner. (They would beg to differ – they’d at least question the quality.)
I dropped off the new work at Matter Gallery in Olympia. They feature artists who work with recycled/sustainable materials. Visit their website to see lots of cool art.
Olympia is not that far from Seattle – I love exploring all the galleries, shops and cafes. To make it easy, Matter has great recommendations on their site of interesting places to visit – check it out!
Bench made from old organ wood and car jacks.
Detail of bench – type is old display lettering.
Collage using old brass stencils, ephemera, salvaged fir flooring and and old spring.
Metal detail on coffee table.
Old license plate from WI wrapped around edge of coffee table.
Coffee table made from steel frame (Second Use) and salvage fir studs.
Collage using old brass stencils, ephemera, salvaged fir flooring and latch.
Kitchen island. Sides clad with old street signs, rulers, and topped with thick plywood.
Plywood top detail.
Kitchen island side 2.
End table made from old fire extinguisher (Second Use) and salvaged wood.
Detail of brass plate of fire extinguisher.
Detail of chalkboard – brass stencils, ephemera and hardware.
Chalkboard from old fir frame, with added elements and hardware.