2/15/11

the power of the flower

Pistona Cylindubious, 2011
Approx. 27" tall
Flower: approx 4" wide

i finally have 3 or 4 of these piston cylinder thingies. this is the first flower i've made with one and i've noticed all of the pistons are different...what exactly they went to?  lawnmowers...chainsaws.  who knows.  i love them and want more but i am thinking they will be hard to come by.   the challenge remains to find objects that i can make a bouquet with of the same 'body'.  the road reflectors to date are the only thing in abundance.

Smashed Bauxite Un-Ore-Dinary , 2011
Approx. 17" tall
Flower: approx 3" wide

quite fond of this one too.  i find so many smashed cans and containers on the roadside, of course i had to make a flower from one.  the backside is comprised of a found black 'cup' thing and a black rubber part that i pick up at the tire shops.  to me it is pure magic how these parts somehow all fit together and make what is to me, a perfect flower.

Transitional Outage, 2011
Approx. 19 1/2" tall
Flower: approx 4.5" long
2" wide

the electrical boxes are fun challenges...they have several punch out holes which in this case were filled with found auto plastic/rubber.  who knows what all is in the center of this flower, layers of objects that magically fit together.  i like thinking these are powerful flowers.  they carried things, held things.  relayed and powered machines and fluids.  they can rest now and take life easy.

6 comments:

sarala said...

This is such creative stuff. Glad you are making art.

Tod said...

You had me at Transitional Outage.

paula said...

:)
i'll give you a transitional outage buddy

donauluft said...

your new flowers look really dangerous!

"the power of the flower"

ArtPropelled said...

I think it was Yoko who said, I have power in my flower. Paula these flowers of yours are full of power.

paula said...

thanks viktoria, i suppose some of them are a bit 'tough' :)
robyn, never heard that one re yoko, but i'm glad you see it. thanks!