"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

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shovel Art #3 - Here Kitty Kitty

Here's a crazy one my friends!  I love the shadows that these cast.  This still has a lot of rusting to do, but why wait for a showing.  Found the old gear for the base walking down the road to an old Mercury mine that we attempted to get to over the New Year Holiday.  Unfortunately, we're gonna need more energy for the hike, or an ATV to traverse the rough road.  It was late in the day and we were unsure how far it was.  I wanted to go there to photograph all the old equipment that's been left behind from the early 1900's.  Hopefully we can reschedule that hike.


Oh Naughty Bird - stole Kitties Bell

Hope you're not tired of these yet?? .... more coming.  I guess I'm on a roll - huh?  I'm getting thru that shed of shovels one by one.   May have to take a break soon and work on a wheelbarrow!  Not much of a break though.  Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I am so impressed I can't even express myself! Absolutely incredible work. xoDonna

bohemiannie! art said...

The kitty is gonna have some dinner there if those birdies keep hangin out like that. Wonderful work! Please don't take a break...and do make time for that hike!

stregata said...

Just absolutely awesome!!!

Barry said...

SZQ - amazing what you do with shovels and a plasma cutter. Love the shadows - and quirky humour re the bird. Go well. B

SooZeQue said...

I'm glad that you all are enjoying these crazy things.... quirky as they are.

soraya nulliah said...

Daer SSQ-I have missed you!! And your wonderful spirit + amazing creations. Okay...you made this stunning cat out of a shovel??? What the??? It is just beautiful...i love all the detail...it looks like lace to me. Or a contour drawing. LOVE!! So glad you are on a roll.xxx

soraya nulliah said...

ooops!! I forgot how to spell. That's DEAR...not what I wrote:) xxx

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