Short Fuse, 01.10.13

Scrap art | 18X24″ | $350

I always enjoy reading about terrorist scumbags who accidentally blow themselves up prematurely.

The catalyst for this was the gasoline can donated by my dear friend, Stacy. I stomped it flat and saw the face and the turban shape of the head.

I discovered the little “Handy Andy” toy saw at Bobby Chenman’s scrap metal yard last year and it became the beard and mouth.

The tongue is a license plate fragment, the torso is a piece of rusty metal found at Chenman’s. I use metal snips to cut ragged edges. The background is a discarded piece of the Army-Navy store’s signage and I sprinkled shattered pieces of my broken globe around.

Screwed, glued, wired and ready to hang.