"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, July 19, 2012

More Junker's Junk Crosses

Finished up a couple more crosses with found materials.
This first one was comprised of 
very old barbed wire
 forged leaves of steel
beautiful old Cactus spine
 wine barrel slate

driftwood I found on our last trip to Sea Ranch
whimsical door knob

That's it for week my friends.
Headed off on Friday to the Dragoons from some treasure hunting!  I can't wait.  


6 comments:

Luthien said...

and such unique beauties they are!! all repurposed materials ... creating treasures from trash never fail to impress me! you have a nice weekend!!

stregata said...

Gorgeous as all. Wishing you much success with your treasure hunt.

Anonymous said...

Dear SSQ-How do you manage to turn discraded items (otherwise known as trash/junk) into such amazing works of art??? I tell ya...you gotta' get on a magazine cover or something lady!!! Stunning. And hey...you always put a smile on my face...thanks for your comment:) Will chat soon re. Sante Fe. okay? All down with a stomach flu over here right now. Yuck!! xxx

Anonymous said...

eeeek!!! I'm back to annon!!! -Soraya

Barry said...

SZQ - the combo of materials gives each cross it's own meaning and character - beautiful. And as L & S have said happy collecting. Look forward to a report on your return. Go well. B

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

The crosses are beautiful...I especially love the top one.

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

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

Don't you just love bugs! My first car.... but RED.

Don't you just love bugs!  My first car.... but RED.
Lamy, NM

This was a great old Studebaker Truck in Lamy, NM . It has seen better days. I love Lamy,

This was a great old Studebaker Truck in Lamy, NM .  It has seen better days.  I love Lamy,
Studebaker in Lamy, NM