nolte-haley

Trash transformation propels the work. Post consumer metal containers are flattened, hand cut, layered and hammered to a wooden base. This disassembled metal packaging is combined with recycled roofing metals and distressed copper to create highly tactile, color-dense, 2D relief surfaces. The work produced is predominantly functional yet it invites closer inspection. It courts surprise and flirts with a displaced familiarity, while provoking contemplation of our disposable culture.