The term "found object art" has so many meanings.  For my sculptures I prefer the term "trash art" because my work is focused on discarded objects.  I use materials as diverse as lunch boxes, potato chip bags, mop handles and metal barbecues.  The beauty of trash art is that it asks us to see commonplace objects in a new way.  It gives us the opportunity to reconsider the meaning and worth of the most mundane aspects of our lives.  It is essentially about transformation. 
Current crises such as the Covid pandemic, and floods and mega-fires due to global warming, point out the effects of social inequalities.  Who are "essential workers"?  And how do we value them?  Maybe what is mundane is the same as what is essential.  Meanwhile issues of waste disposal, increasing mountains of single-use plastic, lack of markets for recyclables, as well as concern for the health of the planet and the search for sustainable lifestyles continue to be urgent global issues.   
Prior to 2017 I worked primarily in digital images derived from photography.  I usually began an image by sampling many free stock photos which I then combined with digital drawing, painting and manipulation. Examples of sites specializing in images without copyright restrictions are Pixabay and Morguefile.  I would especially like to thank all the photographers who make their work available to the public.  Below are listed many stock photographs I have used in the creation of my images (links are provided where they are working).



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