Chelsea Sammel

  First Time Art Party Participant


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Artist’s Statement

I am a painter by training and recycler by nature who began my exploration of self-expression in metal using found objects. My work now includes large-scale mixed media pieces, paintings, and objects that bridge industrial design and art. Since lighting my first oxy-acetylene torch in 2002 I have been creating metal and mixed media sculptures from recycled materials. The oxidation occurring when natural cycles of time are manifested in metal is irresistible to me, and I find eloquence in the things we throw away. My art-making links concept with found media in an ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning in pre-existing form.

The wing of a bird inspires this piece, “Pinion”, but its name can also mean to bind the pinion of a wing.