I enjoy transforming someone
else's discarded items into art. No, I don't usually go scavenging through other people's
garbage, but on occasion, I've come across some interesting items at work and on my street in Brooklyn.
About a year ago, I saw a body of a cello from my
window at home. I live right across the street from a music school, where they
occasionally throw out unusuable instruments. It looked so dejected, I had to go get it.
This was part of my experiment
combining wool and wire (later used in pieces like, Hush).
always been into anthromorphosizing objects since I was a little. I
remember drawing a face on a tag that came with a television set
and ask my
parents to keep it on. But I digress. I decided
to give the sad cello a new life as an art object.
The piece is an
homage to Dadaist/Surrealist artists like Duchamp and Man Ray.