Objects as Art

March 4th, 2010 in member junk     
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One of my favorite things to do is find interesting, everyday objects and turn them into something artful. Here are three examples of common things with a common theme.
 
 
Take these old clock spindles. What struck me were the shapes and the tones in the wood. I mounted them on wood foundry mold bases and used steel rod to attach the two parts together.
One standing on its own is interesting but a larger group creates more impact. 
Remember to always work in odd numbers, too. 
I loved the used metallic finish on these steel lab equipment rings and anchored them into wood foundry mold bases.
I found them in two ring sizes (smaller & larger), varied their heights and grouped seven together.
Here Ive clustered three vintage drafting compases placed on black wood bases. I felt the three worked together because each one is unique in itself.
One of my favorite things to do is find interesting, everyday objects and turn them into something artful. Here are three examples of common things with a common theme.
 
 

One of my favorite things to do is find interesting, everyday objects and turn them into something artful. Here are three examples of common things with a common theme.

 

 

Photo: Jenny K Art & Design

One of my favorite things to do is find interesting, everyday objects and turn them into something artful. Here are three examples of common things with a common theme.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, artwork, eclectic, industrial, family room, bedroom, black, modern, study, game room, cast iron-metallic, mod

Comments (15)

chippingcharm writes: Jenny...wow, not only do you find great junk, but you find it in quantity...and then you know just what to do with it! You are oh sooo talented! Oh my how I would love to have a little army of those spindle guys at my house :) Thanks for more inspiration, Laurel Posted: 8:06 am on March 11th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny, I love groupings of objects like you’ve assembled. My problem is I never find enough of the same object. You know my favorite has to be the old drafting compasses.

Jim Posted: 4:08 pm on March 7th
junkermidge writes: So interesting and artistic. You certainly have the eye. I especially like the lab hoops.
Midge Posted: 7:44 pm on March 6th
fellowjunker writes: Wonderful groupings Jenny.....just love what you came up with...the drafting compasses are my fav!!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:42 pm on March 5th
rusticdiva writes: Wonderful! Artistic, elegant and so simple. Posted: 3:28 pm on March 5th
MakinItHappen writes: These are really neat! Posted: 11:13 am on March 5th
RustyDiva writes: These are just soooooo cool! I love the groupings. Very artistic Jenny ~ awesome idea.

Kenda Posted: 10:35 am on March 5th
jodygale writes: How interesting! Simplicity and creativity at its finest. I would never have thought of such a neat way to put these pieces together; I love these. Posted: 6:07 am on March 5th
ninnarae writes: I just LOVE all of these! Great artistic pieces! Posted: 10:45 pm on March 4th
oldnews writes: These are all wonderful, but I love the lab rings, those look so cool! And those foundry molds, they are beautiful! Marie Posted: 9:45 pm on March 4th
GatheredOverTime writes: Stunning! Posted: 9:43 pm on March 4th
alicemom writes: Jenny! These are SOOoooOOoooOO wonderful! Such great simple designs that make an outstanding impact!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:25 pm on March 4th
suewhitney writes: Jenny,

I love all of these, but.....mu fav-o-rite are the clock spindles!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:01 pm on March 4th
shabbychick writes: Jenny - Amazing...I love how you do what you do! You've again created beauty from the "everyday" forgotten junk... All three projects are wonderful - I think my favs are the drafting compasses...oh I don't know - it's hard to pick!

Thanks for sharing your art with us!

Kathy

P.S. You need to visit my basement - I've got lots of forgotten junk down there...ha ha!! Posted: 1:17 pm on March 4th
Christina_S writes: I love these! What beautiful groupings of objects with the special treatment they deserve. Great choice of complementary bases. Awesome. Posted: 1:13 pm on March 4th
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