Sculptures made from recycled objects
What's up, everyone! My workbench has been full of parts and pieces to create one of kind sculptures for the 2023 art show and maker fair season. I am easily swayed by whatever speaks to me so who knows what new characters will be created!
I can trace my creative nature back to my Grandfather. As a child I watched him make anything he needed utilizing whatever materials he had on hand. I also credit him with the notion that the right tool can encourage the passion and make the final result better. While spending sunny afternoons in his backyard I would learn to take apart things and I had an endless supply of items to dismantle.
I have an early memory of sneaking tools out of his workshop in my mission to open up a typewriter to later use the parts and pieces to make something or another. The typewriter and so many other items were available from the back of the red pick-up truck of the junk-man that lived across the street. I had a knack for repurposing what was considered junk and making something useful.
Now when looking through my stash of recycled parts and pieces I select the head, the body etc. and excitingly a project begins to take place. So this passion of mine to create robotic sculptures or Doo-Bots as I call them is really a passion that allows me to reminisce and relive the childhood days that have swiftly passed.
Douglas Doo-Rite Henley