This selection of work is what I refer to as "repurposed art." All pieces shown were created on discarded items found on the streets of the Manhattan (and one from the beach in Long Island). They include a Masonite panel, a shipping pallet, raw canvas, wood panels, a cabinet door with hinges, and used picture frames. New York City generates an astonishing amount of waste every day. My creative inspiration is triggered by abandoned materials. I have found and collected materials from construction sites, public parks, parking lots and in the heaps of trash that line the streets. Each item or surface is unique and presents its own challenge to re-envision into something else. In doing so, I attempt to create an object of beauty and interest from something that someone else has thrown away. In this process, an object of single use value is transformed into an object of alternative use. As an artist, environmentalist, and urban naturalist, I call attention to our throw-away culture and try in some small way to reduce the massive amount of landfill trash that we generate by channeling select pieces into what may be described as "repurposed art."
Oil on found Masonite panel, 45" x 45"
Oil on found shipping pallet, 48" x 40"
Oil on found Masonite with found frame, 15.75" x 19.75" framed
After the Hurricane
Oil on found cabinet door, 20" x 21.5"
Water Tank Sunset - SOLD
Oil on found canvas with found frame, 18.5" x 22.5"
Red-breasted Nuthatch - SOLD
Oil on found wood, 12" x 16"