Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bike Junking

This morning before most of the city woke up I rode my bike to my favorite (sorry, undisclosed) site for finding unique pieces of metal, better known as "found objects" or to some people, "junk". It is a large dirt and gravel lot where huge trucks drive in and out. The metal pieces have been beat down by the truck traffic and the weather. This has given them some unusual texture and weathered effects that I couldn't possibly duplicate. Yes, I could fake it but it still wouldn't be the real deal. I'm hoping some of these pieces will be reborn and find their way into a sculpture. If not, the fun of finding them was enough reward.

1 comment:

Sherry Goodloe said...

You are so lucky to have found your secret place for rusty stuff!! I'm envious