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’ve been thinking a lot about Lincoln lately. I’ve had that flange, with the two holes in it, for at least 10 years. The old boot jack body was cheap on Ebay, and the dustpan angel wings, I’ve had for years.