Okay folks, hang on - it's Whimsy Friday.
I know sculptor Will of Reclaim2Fame at Etsy must be a bit of a nut case, but what a charming nut he is! He's been involved in some aspect of art all of his life (like me), more recently concentrating on recycling materials. Describing himself as a well-seasoned artist (like me - and what a nice adjective), he has tried a lot of things over the years, from interior design, to mural painting, to running design stores where everything was made with 80% recycled materials. Years later, Will is still passionate about reclamation art. I love his kind of imagination, and always have.
I can imagine Will, pondering over a pile of old metalwork, candlesticks, coffee pots, old drills, widgets and gizmoes on his workbench, suddenly saying "Eureka!" And a new piece of art is born.
These sculptures are quirky, but intricate. Your friends will be knocked out by them, I promise. Of course, as I said, Will is a bit of a nut, but he uses a lot of those in his work anyway, so I guess it rubs off. But, wow, does he ever enjoy his artistic gift - his sense of fun just jumps right out at you.
Go take a look at all of his startling sculptures at Reclaim2Fame at Etsy. Oh, and Will's Mom has quite a lot of recycled things of her own in the store. She's a senior, should be sitting back with her feet up, but - of course - she's not. She's Will's mother, after all. Where do you think he got his drive from?
Have a great weekend, art lovers. It's going to be warm here. Perhaps I'll see some flowers waking up and stretching.