One of my passions in art is to incorporate found objects. I confess that my affection for rust has found a huge space in my very overcrowded studio, but a select few have morphed into art works...
Ironically, this car hood found on Rt. 66 is the ONLY found object that I have claimed and knew from the moment I saw it what I planned to do with it. My immediate response to this hood cast aside on the road was how carelessly that people discard such items on our beautiful countryside. This is my statement that we should not find such debris, and that we would be better served to find our Oklahoma wildlife along these roadsides.
Here it is on my dinig table, where I spent five hours cleaning it.
And here it is a few weeks later propped against the back of my pickup, ready to go to a Native American art show.
I found this child-sized bed headboard in a countryside creek bed. A bed in a bed? Why do people dump their garbage in creeks...that has never made sense to me!