A couple of years ago, I started collecting bits of scrap metal and junk with the idea of making some type of art out of them one day. I would usually find stuff during my walks in the woods or near construction sites. Not too long after I started keeping these things in a big tin box, I began to envision that my little sculpture would become a person, based on the shapes I was finding. I seemed to stumble upon exactly what I needed — this would work for hair, for eyes, for a belt — and about six months ago, I began to put everything together. Since then, I haven't done much more and either I stopped looking or I'm just not seeing any more interesting parts on my walks.
Today, I came across this article about an artist and architect who is using found objects, paint, and scrap metal in these incredible dioramas. He's telling stories and combining street art and activism.
I'm so impressed. I love these! They have renewed my interest in finishing what I started, even if it is only seen by me and visitors to my house (and maybe people on Cake!). I am not sure what to call this. What does it look like to you?