I made this solo duck on a background of blue painted pine salvaged at Confluence, a really unusual and beautiful old blue color. The duck is made from 1920s pine flooring and a caster off of a salvaged piece of antique furniture. The beak is a railroad spike tip I framed the piece with thin strips of oak barn wood part of … [Read more…]
I was able to salvage multiple truckloads of beautiful old wood and rusty metal artifacts from this site prior to the demolition of the buildings. There were two barns and a farmhouse plus multiple smaller buildings that were demolished by the Eno River Association due to their advanced state of decay and the Association’s desire … [Read more…]
This is a bird man made of gauges and found railroad metal.
My original vision was that this would echo “the scream”, a man with hollow eyes, trapped in a metal box, but I think that some people see it as cute. I guess both could be true, depending on the viewer. That’s the beauty of art. The box was found in the barn at the Albright Farm, … [Read more…]
Sweet barbed wire heart on 1940’s pine kitchen cabinet wood with tin roofing, leather from a vintage golf club cover, and walnut veneer off of an antique dresser. The cotton candy button is from the Eugenia Baird collection, barbed wire off my land. All other parts salvaged and found around Durham and Efland by Yours … [Read more…]
A batch of my popular railroad spike birds made in November 2015.
A second batch of critters made from reclaimed metal cans with upcycled used paint brushes and vintage buttons.