Posts tagged: recycled

New sculpture titled Immutatus – upcycled roll cage and boules

By Ashley, 03/05/2015 8:45 pm

Immutatus is a sculpture created from recycled steel tubing, steel rod and pétanque balls. I have allowed part of the surface to rust, whilst other areas have been spayed with a variety of colours. I built up the layers of paint and then in areas I used a grinder cut back – sometimes right back to metal.

I have worked on this over many months as I kept changing my mind; a layer paint, leave it for a while, another layer of paint, grind back, repaint, let it rust, repaint and so on.

Upcycled metal sculpture

Metal sculpture

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Lost & Foundry 2 – Williams Art

By Ashley, 09/13/2011 9:08 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting again at Williams Art Gallery in Gwydir Street, Cambridge. All of the work, much of it new, is created from found objects and recycled materials. This includes sculpture and furniture.

“Ashley’s ability to see art, function and humour in discarded materials – and metalwork in particular – singles his work out from everybody else’s.”

This exhibition is for one week only.

Meet Ashley on Saturday 17th between 3 and 5pm.

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The bird tweets again

By Ashley, 06/28/2010 12:04 pm

Here is a few new pics of my sculpture ‘Just Read Your Tweet’

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“Just Read Your Tweet”

By Ashley, 01/14/2010 10:11 am

My first new sculpture of 2010, made entirely from scrap metal including car parts and a scrap sash clamp. I really enjoyed making this sculpture and wanted to inject a bit of fun ‘comic strip humour’ into the work.

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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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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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