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the reuseniks
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digital folk artist
These character pieces are the result of many years of collecting from sidewalks and streets little bits and pieces of what is discarded, consumed and neglected. Very often they bear the marks of having been tread upon or torn. I delight in the traces left upon them through use and disuse. I am fascinated by what I might find on the ground and so I look and am rewarded. The formal qualities of color, texture, pattern, shape, etc draw me but also the poor plight of these scraps, used, misused and tossed aside. Years pass sometimes before I find a use for a particular scrap, but then it seems to fall into place. Ultimately the personality of each character grows out of what is basically a doodle and collage process. I try as much as possible to maintain a raw and unmediated image, using only a scanner for a camera and without digitally resizing or adjusting individual scraps. The final product you see here is an attempt to capture with light these diminutive specimens. 
Blown
Fuzface
Teeter
Drip
Dado
Diva
Boxtop
Prickly
Drift
Gnash
Dr. Death
Nanook
Sadcow
Empty
Emily
Totem
Pepe
Amble
Instinct
Banjo
Sealed
Clown
Reject
Sheriff
Mr. Mental
Drinky
Patriot
Favi
Snake-Eye
Hammerhead
Lithe
Dutchboy
Dust-Bot
Blu
Date-Due
Blonde
Flight