I recently happened upon an interesting salvaged art challenge: Second Use Building Materials (a salvaged materials building supply store in Seattle) is hosting an art and design competition. The challenge was to make something from a tropical knee brace (see below).
I put three of these together to make a horse and rider and covered them with an "armor" of recycled materials. A coat of spray paint helped to make that armor a little shinier. It was a fun challenge to work a little bigger than I've been in the habit of working.
If you're in Seattle and want to visit him, he'll be on display at Second Use's fall fest, this Saturday, September 20th. There should be some other fun activities happening there as well.
Check back to Facebook soon for an opportunity to vote/like Lancelot.
9.22.14: Update! Lancelot received an honorable mention from the contest judges.
Rebecca Joy Mohrlang
I like to make art from trash and discarded items. Follow along if you are interested.