Salvage Savage

by Michael Crigler
I try to let my art materials find me, more than I go looking for something specific. The wall art pieces that I call my “originals” are made with unusual materials: flashing and gutters. The piano bars are unique because I take the pianos apart and find the personality of that particular piano, before I start adding granite, glass, lights. I choose what compliments whats there. I use anything I find as I take things apart that feels like art to me. The piano keys, circuit boards from alarms/computers and other electric devises, pieces of wood removed from a shade structure that have unique colors and aging, discarded flooring.