|detail from Road Trip|
This is a group of three sculptures from my Impermanence series. I finished them a few months ago and they're being shown starting next week in this beautiful space.
Road Trip by Deborah Jaouen
Upcycled chair, found road fragments, mirrors, phone part, vintage boat steering wheel
They're made from upcycled chairs, as well as other found things I have collected in the past year or so. I found actual pieces of the yellow line painted on the road--Highway 12 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It gets destroyed regularly during hurricanes. The latest time was a couple weeks ago during Sandy.
detail from Conversation
|Conversation by Deborah Jaouen|
Upcycled chair, phone parts, 1900's ephemera, lace, vintage cart wheel
The newest finds inspired me and I was able to flesh them out with other things from my collections. Phones are ephemeral now, but they last for centuries in our landfills.
|detail from The Naturalist|
|The Naturalist by Deborah Jaouen Upcycled chair, bones, coral, shells, ceramic, birch, leather, rusty pitchfork|
Do you get more inspired by the most recent things that find their way to you? Do pieces you've had for years become uninspiring, or maybe the longer you have them the harder it is to let go of them?