My sculptures focus on using recycled materials, particularly older things with a history, especially old wood. I look to the object to lead me to an idea or finished formation as I often draw attention to the worn sometimes esoteric state of the materials. Observations in nature and where nature meets the urban environment are the overriding themes in my work; which leads me to diverse subjects such as a decrepit brownstone with all of its potential and mystery, or a tree or flower in flux, decay, and balanced elegance. I am drawn to the intrinsic, rustic charm of castaway materials and raising them to a monumental appearance and utilizing their color and texture relationships to reference my perceived and imagined surroundings.
BROWNSTONE V (FLOP HOUSE), 2015, wood, 10 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches Copyright Christopher Blyth