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Art Show: Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials


by Jason Lyons

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Art: Moose by Artist Jason Lyons
This piece evolved over many months as many of my works do because of time spent looking for just the right pieces/shapes to create the form that you see in the finished piece. This particular work began with the side harness pieces creating the jaw and the toy truck used for the nose and the old ceramic door knobs used on the eyes. From there I literally just started at one end and worked my way to the tips of the ears. Asd with many of my works many of the parts are fabricated to create just the right look. In this instance I used old cheese graders and formed the proper shapes for the brow and chin and then taking brissles from old brooms glued them into the individual slots in the graders.The main head from is created from an old brass lamp with old ceiling tim used to finish out certian areas. Antlers are old barn roofing tin that I cut to shape and pounded flat each are two pieces (top and bottom) that I screwed together to give thickness and depth.

As with all my pieces what excites me most about using the recycled/found materials is the history the piece may have. I always ponder questions such as who played with that 80 year old toy truck that now creates a nose or how many fields did the harness aid in plowing to provide for someone? I believe the items deserve that.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Moose

Detail Image for art Moose


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