Throughout the past year I have discovered how easy it is to find found object art at garage sales or thrift stores. Here is a sculpture that I found this week at a thrift shop, created with bolts and other tools. Artist=unknown.
As an Arts Education student, I am always thinking about art lessons that I could teach in the future. When I came across this sculpture I thought about the idea of having students visit a thrift shop to pick out a few ordinary items, followed by using them to create a found object artwork. I believe that transforming discarded items into works of art fuels creativity and forces students to think outside of the box, as well as reminds them that potential art is everywhere.