Original Replicas are part of a larger series entitled Each Sold Separately where I am responding to a page from a Restoration Hardware catalog. I created three sculptures/decorative objects from original industrial era machinery parts that I’ve salvaged over the years.
I’ve always been fascinated by the throw-away object, the cast-offs, the obsolete. I’ve become proficient in a technical trade that is at times mundane, physically demanding and, on the flip side, a magical feat of creating objects from an unrelenting material; heating, hammering, cutting, grinding, drilling and welding.
As our culture slips further away from the industrial machine we once were I wonder what’s become of us now that we’re no longer building much of anything with our hands.