I'm a professional designer/illustrator living in Norfolk, Virginia, currently making artwork out of found objects. Seems like I go through creative periods that last around 10 years or so, during which I work fairly exclusively in one medium. First, it was pastels, then blockprinting, and now, this "junk" phase, which began around 2009.
What are “scrap doodles”? They are “sketches” made with dug relics and other small found objects, quickly moved around, not affixed or glued down, and therefore, easily changed or scrapped altogether. The great thing about this technique is that I can let my mind wander and take me wherever the objects I see dictate. [...]
I pried the tar-encased metal piece out of the road while my friend, Randy, stopped traffic. When I got it home and looked at it, I thought it was a dead ringer for Eric Dolphy, one of the greatest jazz musicians ever, complete with King Tut beard!