Crazy Cactus Hose
These cactus baskets were created from garden hose, cable ties and valve handles; by Brian Jewett.
Notes from the artist’s statement:
Before turning to art, most of my background was in manufacturing. Throughout my progression from screen printing and drafting to mechanical designer and engineer, I was always fascinated by alternative uses for common materials. My work is often environmentalist in nature and inspiration. This is expressed through the use of recycled and repurposed materials in an effort to draw attention to our wasteful consumption of natural resources.
I’m drawn to work where the technique is clean and visible. Even when I spend months working out a design I am happy with, I want the results to be simple and obvious. When someone sees my work for the first time I hope their reaction will be one of surprise and an instant understanding of the materials and process, something along the lines of: “Wow, of course, why didn’t I think of that?”
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