"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

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Resurrected & ReBorn Morrocan Inspired Barrel

Finally!  
 This barrel has been REBORN
I've got one barrel done, another waiting in the wings.  It took me awhile to make some stencils, decide on how I wanted it to look and get the time to play again.  I honestly don't put a lot of time into thinking of design, layout, etc.  I may wait awhile to do something because I just don't feel it at the time, but I'm just not a big planner.  Sometimes that to my benefit, sometimes not.  I kept this fairly simple and I'm likin' it. 
I had orginally thought of using these as lights in corners of my garden, but after seeing this barrel and the possibilities of what I can do with it I may transform it into something much larger.  I'm thinking  if the two barrels were side by side with a steel table on top, it could be the front of really cool bar/table, or a display table for all my plants.  I'll be thinking on that one for a while.

If you have any ideas - Please do share! 

5 comments:

rama said...

I like the idea of using it as light in your garden/ inside the house too.
Of course it is for you to decide.
Really really pretty.

Marjory Steele Skousen said...

I went through you'r WHOLE BLOG. I love you art, my fav is the wheel barrow and shovels. I was born in Tucson, and raised in AZ (husband too). We moved here to the Pacific NW about 4 yrs ago on a company transfer. Just going through your blog has made me soooooooooo homesick! Will be a devoted follower. LOL

Luthien said...

beautiful as always my fren! it amazes me the detailing and intricacy that goes into all your work! it must take ages for you to do a piece, not to mention a very steady hand!!

Barry said...

SZQ - just love what you do with your hand held 'torch' - love the negative space you create with the cutouts. I still like the idea of the drum sitting in a corner of a garden or park with a soft light letting the negative space shine. B

wordpoet55 said...

I must say your artwork is as unique as I've ever seen--the Moroccan style cut into metal is amazing!
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