Well I think so anyway! I fully appreciate that these pieces will appeal to a minority audience but I have enjoyed using my found pieces in a way that pleases me. Here are two of the three final objects in their original state – an anorak cuff and a rolled up piece of rubber, original purpose unknown:
I knew that I could see potential in both of these items – lots of lovely texture – but knew also that they needed more. I decided to construct a third piece using some found black plastic, made interesting by the sea. I then played about with different additions until I found what I wanted, and added stitch.
I wanted to make each piece interesting on the outside and the inside and felt that they worked best as a trio. I plan to sit them on a piece of found wood (yet to be retrieved from my stash in a nearby garage!) and hope to source something like a vintage taxidermist glass dome to go over the top. Here are the three pieces now:
These images do not show what is going inside the three vessels – you’ll just have to come along and see them during the Chichester Art Trail to see the full effect – Chichester Art Trail 2018