April 19, 2024

Few months back we featured amazing paper sculptures from nick’s blog who used useless junk very cleverly and we really like the people who use their creativity and talent to design creative things using junk.

Today we are showcasing an artist’s artwork who make portraits out of useless junk. Zac Freeman, an American artist, who started making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. The artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. He glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. He was interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space.

Portrait from Useless Junk

It is very important for him that he incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. He feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself. You can visit his website (http://www.zacfreemanart.com) to see more portrait artworks.

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