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job too. they (dan...phoenix commotion peeps) are gonna be busy this summer as a house and a house/studio are also going to get built...ground will be broken and construction begins sooner than later!
i think the remodel job is more my speed as i still dont see myself as doing the hard heavy labor of building from the ground up. maybe 10 years ago. or maybe if it were my own place. maybe i'm just not wanting to put my body through more pain than it already gets put through. maybe i'm just lazy or too self absorbed with my own art, probably the latter.
having said that. i've been in my studio reorganizing and going thru what i have hoarded away in boxes and pushing myself to make some new work. i still like the functional aspect of my art, especially of found scrap/crap/junk. i still like doing as little as possible to the objects i find, the focus being make it useful. giving it a 2nd life and purpose. matching it up with other found objects ~ cleaning it up, removing all the sharp edges, adding rust converter and or varnish to keep the patina from rubbing off or damaging walls and furniture....it's sometimes more work than you would think. other times not. sometimes i mess a piece up by over covering it and losing all of the nuances. i treat each piece like a gem. its precious to me.
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