Conceptual-based sculptor, mixed media and installation artist Peter McFarlane has been producing an intriguing series of circuit board fossils, paintings and sculptures that all use found objects.
Using objects that others would just throw out, McFarlane creates beautiful masterpieces out of circuit boards. They feature the exoskeletons of various animals like a lizard, a fish or a snake; others use wires and metal to create features or a bird's nest.
McFarlane states on his site, "To me, waste is just lack of imagination...No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor. So why throw it out?" He also has a great collection of chainsaw sculptures that were just on display at the Pegasus Gallery in Salt Sprints Island, British Columbia.
Peter McFarlane Creates Stunning Found Object Art
1. Found Object Art - There is an opportunity for artists to disrupt the traditional art world by creating stunning masterpieces using found objects.
2. Upcycling - Incorporating discarded materials, such as circuit boards, into art and design opens up opportunities for sustainable and environmentally-friendly creations.
3. Metaphorical Sculptures - Artists can explore meaningful and metaphorical interpretations by using unconventional materials, like circuit boards, to create sculptures.
1. Art - The art industry can embrace the trend of circuit board fossils and other found object art as a unique and innovative approach to creating masterpieces.
2. Design - The design industry can explore the use of upcycled and repurposed materials, like circuit boards, to create sustainable and eco-friendly products and installations.
3. Technology - The technology industry can find disruptive innovation opportunities by repurposing discarded circuit boards for artistic and decorative purposes, showcasing the intersection of art and technology.