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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Junk Collecting Makes Amusing Art

Artist Mitch Berg creates whimsical sculptural art from junk that he's collected over the decades. He turns it into fun and whimsical sculptures.

This piece is called "Perfect Martini". The olives look like they could be lampwork beads to me. And that actually is possible, because his wife Shannon had worked for a glass jewelry maker for years.

In his bio, he says, "I find beautifully ambiguous stories in the latent memory of found objects, in the playful colors of glass, in an elegant relationship to tools, in the happy accidents that seem to occur at the confluence of so many possibilities, not unlike myself."

Mitch Berg's joyful pieces inspire me to do a little digging in my attic and basement to see what I might want to combine with my glass art.

So now it's your turn...have you combined interesting materials? Any links to photos, or care to tell us about it?

See you tomorrow~