Joe Thompson, a Merritt Island (Florida) sculptor, utilized recycled objects to create his fine art pieces.
Thompson had several installations at the Melbourne Airport, the Planetarium at Cocoa Beach and has won several awards, including First Place for ‘Preparing to Shrug’, at the Phillips Gallery Big Arts Center, Sanibel, Florida. Here are some of his peices…
Life size sculpture of Atlas in his classical pose, is made from over 435 wrenches and the world is made from 42 computer key boards, cell phones, and Blackberry’s.
The Owl is made from table utensils.
Timeapple is made with watches over solid wood.
A functional chair made out of stainless steel butter knives. The knives used are of many different shapes, sizes, and patterns.
Wine Frog is made from kitchen utensils.
To see more sculptures by Joe Thompson go to his website.