Friday, December 4, 2009

Bottle Cap Baroque

Dresser and Chair

Sculptural Furniture by Rick Ladd


Chair and Mirror



What the artist says about his work: I often see beauty in the everyday things, cracked weathered paint on an old door, a flattened beer can lying in the street, and the simple perfection of a discarded bottle cap.

I have found inspiration in many things, including folk and outsider art, grottos and sculptural environments, and Burmese temples. I am drawn to forms that I would describe as obsessive, accumulative, whimsical, and overly ornamental.

My bottle cap furniture came as a result of much time and invention and a strong desire to transform my existing conventional furniture into a new, fantastic sculptural form. With the help of a local bar, I have recycled thousands of bottle caps into very unique works; my personal expression as a celebration of life.

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