Wheel and Tine chandelier
Made for Graze Slow Food Cafe in Stanford. Salvaged old steel plough wheel, raking tines from agricultural rake, fitting holders from reclaimed scaffolding steel, transformer wire.
Hand-shaped jarrah base, old tractor suspension and plough steel, salvaged roundbar, old fencepost caps, hand-cut and ground wine bottles. Finished with ProNature wax balm.
Brake Light Candelabra
Reworked flat bar from discarded light fitting, brake disk from car, old cable pulley, fencepost caps, hind-cut and ground whisky bottles, salvaged upholstery leather.
Boilerplate Mirror: Circa 1930's salvaged boiler iron, can be hung any orientation, 1170mm x 1240mm, mirror is 360mm diameter.
Top detail "Lyra's Light" Steampunk Floor Lamp
"Lyra's Light" Steampunk Floor Lamp
Steel detail on Flame Tree hatstand
La Danseuse Lumiere alight
Artillery shell casing, Victorian bedstead upright, salvaged copper from geyser.
"Sunrise" Garden or Decorative Door
Handmade planks from salvaged poles, rescued roundbar, old car chassis pieces reworked into fastenings.
Hart and Stove Lamp
Enamelware lid, old catering spoon, woodstove plate.
"Kim's Kitchen" Welsh Dresser
Salvaged tongue & groove, handmade timber, rescued terrazzo from condemned building.
On Balance Display Bowl
Old coal shovel head, salvaged jarrah, farm implement component.
La Cage au Feu Hatstand
Forest fire eucalyptus, scrapped wire patio stool, plough disk.
Scaffolding leg, plough disc, salvaged laminated pine.
Nod-to-Louis Copper Sun Mirror
Old copper geyser inner, salvaged garden gate, mirror.
Hats off to the Colonies Hatstand
Wheelbarrow wheel, old bolts, salvaged Zululand bus stop sign, donkey cart shaft.
Everything needs a second chance at a new life, especially the discards of our über-consumer lifestyle (both people and things).
ReDeux crafts beautiful, functional (largely) art using salvaged stone, wood, glass and metal. Some pieces are rustic, some elegant and others contemporary, the result being an inevitable function of the materials from which each has been made. Every piece has a story, either as the sum of its components’ origins or because the entire work was inspired by something experienced or seen.
I will be exhibiting at the upcoming Greyton Creative Arts Festival (www.greytoncreative.co.za) in the DRC Hall on the stage, curated by the renowned Mike Donkin of D-Street Gallery (www.dstreetgallery.com) in Stellenbosch.
The next Baardskeerdersbos Art Route is on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016.
Exceptional artists in an unusual place. Click here for details.