These whimsical originals are called "Found Object Assemblage." They are all one-of-a-kind hand made gizmos created by Jay Garrison, an artist that scours flea markets, garage sales, thrift sales and the like to assemble them with screws, nuts and bolt. The Plano, TX inventor puffs and polishes the metal parts to bring out the luster. Christmas gift idea for dad?
Implications - The use of old, thrown-out pieces as a medium for art ensures that the final work bears a charming vintage aesthetic that today's consumer is very attracted to. The allure of these retro-inspired pieces comes from a sense of nostalgia and romanticism of a time far away from today's digitized age.