Saturday, December 6, 2014

Art From Recycled Materials

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas A. Edison
I am increasingly drawn to the fun and freedom of creating art from recycled trash - 
the choices are endless.

Adderall Molecule - Adderall is 100% amphetamine. Addiction can occur within 3 months 
from amphetamine use. Yet, Children are administered this drug for years. 
Made from found children’s play balls

The Dumpster Divers were invited by the National Archives at Philadelphia 
to create art from recycled discarded materials from recent renovations. 
23 Artists with access to the same materials created very different artwork 
which was then displayed in the gallery for 7 months. 
The show was a creative tour de force.  Here are my contributions:
Twenty years before this photo was taken of an office full of women, the long struggle for the right to vote came 
to fruition.  I decided to surround them with portraits of the actual suffragettes who made it happen.

"Weaving a Common Peace" constructed of red-tape and microfilm, 6'x6'
This microfilm contains the draft records of WWI American Soldiers. 

Found Objects, microfilm reels, boxes, foam, bicycle horn.

Blue Boxes

       Freda                                Vincent
Famous Artist Series, from found plastic holiday decorations.

Mask from found objects

Recycle Bin Art

School Daze

Dumpster Divers At The Globe Window

Madison Avenue Manikin


A collaboration with Gary Culp. Spiral Created on Recycled Window
from glass found at the 2009 Burning Man Festival
Photographer and found object artist, documentary filmmaker, graphic designer, writer, gallery director; for arts organizations, advertising, journalism, PR, theater and television. A member of the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


"When art is properly understood we wil be able to paint pictures to cure toothache." - Picasso
Many of the "readymade" photographs and collage shown here follow the Dadaist gestalt of found art.

Asbury Park Graffiti

Pink Ice

Motorcycle Mirror

Ottsville Barn

Philly Collage

Philadelphia Museum of Art Dali Exhibit

Beach Stone




Monday, November 8, 2010


"It's you I like, the way you are right now, the way down deep inside you, not the things that hide you, it's you I like." - Fred Rodgers

David Gerbstadt @ Pebble Hill

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