Quoth the Raven

raven-on-8-ball.jpgArtist Mark Orr of Scavenger Art repurposes an interesting family of items — billiard balls, shutters, stair balusters, wooden shoe forms and more — into striking one-of-a-kind artworks. Take this “Raven on 8 Ball,” for instance, made of carved and painted wood, a vintage key and a billiard ball. The artist describes his work as “whimsical sculpture and art furniture,” but this ain’t your grandma’s whimsy! Maybe it’s the fact that he incorporates the jet-black raven into so many of his works that his folk art evokes a timeless appeal. Visit his website to learn about how the life-long artist stumbled upon the art of salvaging.

See his work in person at one of the many galleries in the U.S. or at these upcoming shows:

Plaza Art Fair
Kansas City, MO
September 21, 22 & 23, 2007
www.countryclubplaza.com

Historic Shaw Art Fair
St. Louis, MO
October 6 & 7, 2007
www.shawartfair.com

Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Northport, AL
October 20 & 21, 2007
www.kentuck.org

[tags]salvaged furniture, billiard ball, raven, vintage key, Scavenger Art[/tags]

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