Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Monk With Yellow Shoes

Let me introduce one of my characters. This is the "Monk with Yellow Shoes". He is a free-standing sculpture made of recycled and found metal parts attached with copper rivets. If you look closely, you start to recognise the origin of many of the components, his body started as an aerosol can, his face used to be a pin-on button and one shoe was once the top of a "Burt's Bees" lip balm container. These disparate pieces all come together to create a whimsical character with lots of personality.

"The Monk with Yellow Shoes" Dimensions
Height - 30 cm or 12"
Width - 21 cm or 8.25"
Depth at Base - 11 cm or 4.25"

The "Monk" recently participated in "Ecopalooza" (a one-day festival of green events) held at the Central branch of the Calgary Public Library in April. The library put out a call for submissions from artists who had "created works with recycled, salvaged or reclaimed materials" and I felt the "Monk" was a perfect representation of my work.

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