"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 12, 2012

Glass Flowers

This weekend - because I couldn't focus solely on the things I have to do for the show this Weekend I started creating some recycled flowers from crystal dishes, candle holders, plates all crazy stuff you can find at the thrift store.  See how I manage to justify my thrift store addiction and my need to create!
My garden always fills up fast when I'm working on something new - you know gotta work out all the bugs of how to attach things.  Can't weld glass, but need to attach to steel.... what hardware holds this or that...it's all a process.  I consider all these prototypes of sort, but in the end my garden is all the better for it.  
Maybe someday I can stop creating art that is a real pain to ship/move and load!....but 
if truth be told I can't wait to get back to the thrift store and buy some more junk.  

9 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I'm simply blown away - as usual! These are quite spectacular - imagine them in the garden catching the light ... divine. xoDonna

Barry said...

SZQ - these are really wild - they are OMG objects - I would not ever have thought of creating flowers out of the glass and crystal plates etc. Brilliant. As Fiona, who sits next to me says, you have a remarkable imagination - you are resurrectionist par excellence. Hope these find homes. B

SooZeQue said...

Lady D - glad you liked them and lucky me I don't have to imagine them catching the light as I can see them from my kitchen window! :)
BS - As you well know junk has so many new lives left in them. As far as finding homes they did... my backyard! ha

Gaby Bee said...

WOW, it’s always a pleasure seeing what you are up to...the imagination you have, your flowers are really cool.

Have a sunny week!
Hugs,
Gaby


loved the music:))

Bohemian said...

I'd be seeking out great Junque forever and a day if I was the Creative Genius that you are GF!!! Wow... these are AMAZING!!! I should probably stockpile some of my giveaway Treasures for you because I'd prefer that they be made into something fantastic by an Artist than just end up in being plain and boring Orphaned pieces sitting on a Thrift Shelf. *LOL* Yep, that's how attached I sometimes feel to even my Orphaned pieces, I want them all to go to good Homes! *Smiles*

Thanks for stopping by my Good-Bye Post... yes, I will definitely miss my Sister and her Family, we are like Twins from different Mothers. I "feel" ya about the Son & G-Baby living far away... we have the Oldest Daughter & her Family in Pennsylvania and the Youngest Daughter and her Family in Mexico... it sucks!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

bohemiannie! art said...

Please keep doing JUST what you're doing! Your flowers totally inspire me!

Anonymous said...

SSQ-you have just BLOWN me away agian!!! these are seriously stunning!!! And to think you see all of this beauty at the junk store...you are amazing. AMAZING!!! Did i tell you ...you are amazing???? These flowers need to be in a magazine...they have such an otherworldly sculptural quality to them...but they also have warmth and life too.
I am sorry I have not been over
here in forever...I am trying to set up my office + redo my website/blog etc etc. I am so gald that you are busy with shows etc. Keep on creating lady...the world is a better place for it. xxx

Anonymous said...

eek!!! why am i showing up as anon??? Its me...soraya!!! xxx

Luthien said...

holy crap!!! these are super super awesome!!! my gosh ... anyone who has one of these in their garden would never be short of conversation with guests. actually ... ALL your art are conversation pieces!!

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