acyrlic, wood, nails, hammer, glass
wood, paper, hardware, jars
Acrylic, wood, pliers, wire
wood, steel, chalkboard
acrylic, wood, antique level
Here are six of the eight pieces which make up the Tool Series. I was talking to a friend who referred to her computer as a tool, and it made me think of actual tools. This series is an exploration into what constitutes a real tool. I enjoy traditional skills and classic workmanship, much of which is better than any contemporary example. As much as I think of my computer as a ‘tool’, I do like to make a distinction between digital tools and the very physical tools of our forefathers.
I created blueprint drawings for several of these artworks, and had them reproduced on the actual blueprint paper. There are a few found objects as well as created elements to make these assemblage art.