A found object sculpture indicates the use of an object, which has not been designed for an artistic purpose, to create a three dimensional work of art. Found objects may exist either as utilitarian, manufactured items, or things which occur in nature. In both cases the objects are discovered by the artist or musician to be capable of being employed in an artistic way. They are designated as “found” to distinguish them from purposely created items used in the art forms.
I enjoy creating found object sculptures. It is like turning trash into treasure. There is no better feeling than turning discarded material into a work of art. I also enjoy turning nature into art. I use sticks, rocks and other non living things. The natural sculptures are assembled where people would least expect them. “Cooperation of Gravity” was created where two trails meet in the Cranberry Wilderness.