Everyday objects becoming a statement
As an artist, there is a constant challenge and search going on to develop an image, but when an object (or objects) is already in existence that speaks volumes, you can also choose to shine a light on it … or re-form it... and force the issue of looking at something with fresh eyes.
working man and the demise of Northeast manufacturing and the loss of American jobs to overseas.
Berwick artist Bob Farrell challenges himself daily to create art with discarded materials he can find, those things that most people would consider trash, become a challenge to Farrell to recreate into noted work and something of importance that has a voice.
Bob Farrell "The cold furnace in which we stare"
Whether it's out of necessity from lack of access to traditional art materials, or out of integrity and a strong voice the new counterculture artist is stretching boundaries on what art is and should be.
Traditional art supplies are expensive, they are often manufactured overseas and can require an increase in your carbon foot print to utilize. I applaud the next generation of great artists that are finding local resources that would otherwise be landfill, and I hope public support catches on soon to the history making movement that is going on in rural American art.
We would like to challenge all artists to create an image or object from an everyday item or what would be considered trash and give it a meaningful voice for next months recycled art blog…
submit your image with your info/links/title and a short description of the materials you used and why to email@example.com
what is going on with recycled art in cities and towns other than Berwick?
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