Stuff Addict


People are always asking me where I get my stuff! Like we in America have some kind of scarcity of junk, trash, and discarded things!

I love to find old dump sites, campsites,  & railroad yards with junk laying around. Amongst the "trash" I can always find something special.

I also shop at thrift stores, flea markets & garage sales.  But many times people just give me stuff. I think the hope that it may become art is the motivation.


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I rescue these abandoned things and give them new lease on life. I love to pair dissimilar objects that were never meant to be together. Imagine Betty White and Iggy Pop having a love child (oh, icky). It’s that kind of anomaly I’m after. Something that makes you laugh and scratch your head at the same time.




One of my favorite shops is The Black Hole in Los Alamos, NM. A military supply dump where all the old discarded military machinery, bombs, electronics and cast offs from a bygone era come for their final days. The movie makes from Hollywood come here to buy props (oh I hope I get to see Robert Redford here some day.  
As can be expected, my studio is full of lots of stuff. 


I simply can't resist creating mischief and coaxing humor from the most mudane of objects. I love to create a conundrum or unexpected twist that presents the viewer with multiple meanings and dissimilar images.

The universe is full of endless possibilities and I want to explore every one of them.
 
 All Text and Images © Christine Marie Davis 2005 - 2012

8 comments:

  1. I just discovered your art work on Pinterest. It just amazed me and I don't have the right words to say how interesting your style of working is to me. Very inspirational; it makes me want to go try button smashing right now. Corinne Shawgo

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    1. Thanks Corinne, let me know what your experiments yield

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  2. curious about bending aluminum knitting needles. Tough as steel. How do you do it?

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  3. Hi Christine! I just came across a pic of yours via Pinterest and HAD to check out your site. It's not only funny and engaging but artistically inspirational! LOVE the smashed the button jewelry. I started my button jewelry a year ago and find it very therapeutic. Thanks for sharing your work.
    Stephanie
    www.bluebloodmetal.com

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  4. I love your work, your newsletter, and all your important points about Etsy and the life of a maker! Thanks so much for all you do!
    Cathy

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  5. We are kindred spirits! Rust=Love!! :)
    Vee
    www.madeactually.com

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