Leftovers: an art endeavor that creates an appetizing new spread from yesterday's scraps.
In a unique twist of upcycling, I create solar-powered ART LAMPS for outdoors, using discarded material. My work, using repeating patterns, layers, light, and reflection, results in a piece of art where the whole far exceeds the sum of its parts. Adding light means an objet d’art with one personality by day and another, sometimes surprisingly different personality, at night. With our homes overfilled with art, I seek to adorn the gate, shed, porch, patio, and pathway with purposeful light, entertaining patterns, and the incongruity of reusing items based on their form, not based on their prior lot in life. The solar-powered lights work well in a sunny yard, and amplify the pleasing daytime designs into inflated nighttime patterns, casting influence over an extended area. The reincarnation of one man’s trash into solar-powered ART LAMPS for outdoors is not only good karma for all the unwanted stuff, but a bonus, too, for those who gaze upon an entertaining solar-powered ART LAMP made from LEFTOVERS. Each ART LAMP is one-of-a-kind!