Posts tagged: found object

Serpentine – Sculpture created from found objects

By Ashley, 03/07/2015 11:03 am

Serpentine is a sculpture created from recycled roll-cage tubing, scrap metal off-cuts and found objects. I fabricated the sculpture by reshaping the tubing and welding to my desired shape. I have left this sculpture to rust as I really like the reddish patina – it will outlive me.

Serpentine metal sculpture

Detail of Serpentine sculpture

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Lean On Me – Metal Sculpture

By Ashley, 05/06/2010 12:05 pm

Lean On Me is made from reclaimed scrap metal including RSJ beams and box section. This metal sculpture has been a labour of love, needing countless coats of car paint and lacquer. Not to mention the rubbing down between coats and masking off each section and the hastle of moving it. However, I am very happy with the end result and am looking forward to seeing it on show.

Below is various images taken outside the workshop and one in progress. I will post more soon…

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A new metal sculpture – Les Liens Familiaux

By Ashley, 10/20/2009 8:02 pm

I have finally completed a new metal sculpture from all the scrap metal and car parts I have been collecting and recycling. It is titled ‘Les Liens Familiaux’,  it stands about 6ft high and is fabricated from metal tubing that I bent and welded and scrap engine and car parts. Many of the parts move and the family members can be positioned in many different directions. Moreover, depending on whether the figures are facing inwards or outwards the sculpture takes on a very different meaning…

Les Liens Familiaux

Les Liens Familiaux

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Found objects for sculpture

By Ashley, 09/29/2009 8:29 am

Had some success with sourcing interesting objects (engine parts, farm implements etc) and so far have several old engines to dismantle. But still need loads more – no such thing as too much.

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Wanted scrap metal for sculpture

By Ashley, 09/24/2009 11:05 am

I really need start sourcing more interesting scrap metal and found objects (metal) for sculpture. I am looking for old farm implements, train parts, engine parts. So if you know anyone in the UK who may be able to help – then please contact me.

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Recycled Art

By Ashley, 05/12/2009 8:05 am
Recycled Art

7 days - Recycled Art

I have started producing a new series of work titled ‘recycled art’. This involves buying discarded art (often for a few quid) from charity shops and then reworking them. I keep some of the original, either by following the original composition or keeping some of the original visible.
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Sculpture from found objects

By Ashley, 03/12/2009 10:21 am

For many years I worked as a prototype engineer where designed and constructed a variety of products made from metal. So I am comfortable working with metal and have no problem welding and fabrication:  And when creating sculptures, this background allowed me to work with spontaneity as I did not have to think or worry too much about the technical side. For example, when welding dissimilar metals (especially cast iron that is brittle) I employ various techniques (’buttering’ the surface for cast iron and specialist brazing rods) to ensure the joints would be secure.

For many of my fabricated sculptures are created from found objects and what I like to do is collect many objects and items and have them around me. I spend a lot of time living with the objects and gradually ideas form – then when get an impulse, I work fast and create a new work. The Metal Bird is one such work!

 

Metal welded sculpture created from found objects

Metal welded sculpture created from found objects

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Positive Negative

By Ashley, 03/11/2009 4:48 pm

I created this work from recyled parts and found objects. First, I pressed the objects into clay and glazed areas then fired it. After firing I ‘cemented’ some the objects in place. The frame was purchased from a charity shop.

Created from found objects, glazed ceramic

Created from found objects and glazed ceramic

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Welcome to Ashwin Studio

By Ashley, 02/21/2009 5:47 pm

 I plan to update this blog with my new work and work in progress.

Part of Ashley Baldwin-Smith's series of fenland scenes

Part of Ashley Baldwin-Smith's series of fenland scenes

Recently, I have been working on a series of paintings depicting the fens. I spend a lot of time out in the fens sketching; fishing and walking my dog and it seemed natural to paint it. I have worked in a variety of styles – whatever felt right for the scene, mood, time of day and most of all how it made me feel. 

Oil paint and mixed media

Oil paint and mixed media

I have also been working on a very different series titled ‘recycled art’. For some I have purchased art from charity shops and then reworked them. For others, I have collected found objects and created a number of different sculptures and assemblages.

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