"ARROYO"

A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers
I ~ RESURRECT ~ STEEL

Monday, March 28, 2011

Junked Steel - My Drug of Choice

I'm addicted - I have a problem - I need to go to rehab!
I'm a Junky

If it's steel it calls me from all corners of the junk pile - it sends out just a little shine to catch my eye.
 It starts out weathered, dirty, old, but with that beautiful rust I love, but then I go crazy and take it off.
THE RUST!!! What did you think??
Then it gets the bottom cut off of it and gets all polished (I hate that part), and 
gets a cool design welded on it - just for fun.
It gets a paint job and a truck hitch welded on for hanging
Then I hang it in the tree right next to the neighbors' bedroom and when the wind blows it goes 
BONG, BONG, BONG
really loud!!!!!  hee  hee
My BAD!

4 comments:

stonepost said...

Bad, yes, but sounds so good! I have always had a fear of cutting into old bottles. What is the trick to not getting blown up?

Maron said...

Just loved my visit to your site! Loads of eye candy and talent there...=)

Barry said...

SEQ - great work; I smiled heaps; and what a lovely bad - can't be all bad to share the sounds of a bell with neighbours. Go well and weld well. B

Айрин said...

Thank you very much for your kind words about my work! I have long admire your extraordinary creativity!

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Takin' the back road from Greer to Morenci was gorgeous.  This was waiting at the end.
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