My work unintentionally offers a straightforward interpretation of recycling as adaptive re-use. The discarded metal objects and scraps are transformed into art, sometimes functional. The concept of infusing life into trash is not one that is unique in art. There are many sculptors who personally interact with the recycling process and interrupt the usual cycle of manufacture-use-discard by introducing their creative hand. In the art world of overblown writing and concepts, my sculpture could be interpreted as a profound commentary on the culture of consumption or that I confront the viewer and require the rethinking of the question, "when does an object become trash?" I, however, have never thought that deeply about what I do, but it gives me great pleasure, on many levels, knowing most of my sculpture has ended up back in the home of the consumer.

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