Elaborate Metal Sculptures Made with Coins and Found Materials by Stacey Lee Webber

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-01-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Standard-Of-Living-Wreath-03-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Standard of Living: Wreath, 38" diameter x 6" height from wall, brass screws, aluminum

Imagine-Seascape-Sculpture-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Imagine: Seascape, handcut foreign coins, mdf, acrylic, steel, 23"x 23" x 2"

Imagine-Seascape-Sculpture-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

Imagine: Seascape, handcut foreign coins, mdf, acrylic, steel, 23"x 23" x 2"

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The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

The-Craftsmen-Series-Axe-Sculpture-02-by-Stacey-Lee-Webber

The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

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The Craftsmen Series: Axe, 34" x 10" x 3", pennies

Philadelphia-based sculptor Stacey Lee Webber shared some images of her latest sculptures made with found materials and old coins.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Webber’s works are a joyous, hands-on tribute to her blue-collar lineage. She hand-cuts, bends and melds coins, screws and other found materials into beautiful objects worthy of admiration. As a matter of fact, I was quite astonished to find that some of the tools in her “The Craftsmen Series” were made only with pennies.

From her site:

I cherish working with found materials whose history is physically evident.  Imagine a copper penny lying on a sewer grate.  On that stamped coin there are dents, scratches, a dull patina, and a worn down Abraham Lincoln.  Each of these inconsistencies is evidence that it has been passed through the hands of countless people. When that penny is picked up and used in a sculpture the new object is layered with rich stories of struggle and triumph.

Webber’s sculptures will be on show at the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore from February 18-22, 2015. You can visit her site to check out more of her sculptures, jewelry and vessels. You can also buy her jewelry or order a custom piece at her online store

More images after the jump.

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Eric Pause’s Paintings of Animal-Chainsaw Hybrids

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Eric Pause, a Canadian artist, created these cute, but somewhat bewildered-looking chainsaw animals for his new pop-art series “Can’t Lose / Can’t gain”. All the paintings in the series were created using vinyl acrylic on canvas.

You can visit his site to check out more of his crazy paintings,  vinyl toys and illustrations.

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