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About lauriewphillips

Artist using repurposed and recycled materials to create art.

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Mandy

Mandy was created for my friend and co-worker that went to another school. She is a music teacher and so it was only fitting to use the Mandoline as her body. She is also holding a small banjo in her … Continue reading

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African Princess

African Princess was the third piece created at Penland. Her body was created from the off scourings of another student. The trim was created using a wood burner and the metal came from the scrap pile at the foundry. She … Continue reading

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Abbie

Abbie was created during my stay at Penland. I used some scraps of walnut found in the recycle bin in the woodshop. Her spots were created using a drillpress and tented with wood dye. The pieces of metal were found … Continue reading

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Polly

Polly was the first of three created during my class a Penland. Her body was created with three pieces of Basswood. The spots were drilled and poured with resin. Her head was assembled with two pieces of steel and accented … Continue reading

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Charlene

Charlene

Charlene was created for my principals 60th birthday. Her body was created out of the off scorings from a furniture dumpster which I beat with a pick hammer. She was painted with silver and finished with a golHer head is a black skillet with small screws for the hair. Her eyes were created with horse bits and her nose is a knob from a faucet.

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African Native

I found these wonderful feet at the Antique Mall over the weekend and they inspired this little guy. 

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