Waste plaster casts (cut and tumbled), waste wood (laser engraved) and industrial felt, scrap metal (sandblasted), ink_96” x 108” x 3”_2018
Konstverktyg is a series of drawings and drawing tools made from discarded plaster casts, post-consumer materials like industrial felt and particleboard, and scrap metal. Produced by carving and rock tumbling the waste plaster, these drawing tools are similar yet quite different to chalk. They require surfaces that respond to their materiality rather than the reverse. After announcing his automotive shop would close prematurely due to his failing health, my father and I used his scrap metal to create such a surface. Each individual sculpture in this larger experimental installation is comprised of a surface, a shelf, a tool, and a brush.