As an artist I am regularly looking for inspiration and ideas, but i have an exhibit coming up, and I haven’t created anything for it yet.
- I was talking to our friend about it yesterday and he provided myself and others a good idea, however he is an Heating and A/C serviceman, and told myself and others when he installs AC units, he has to remove the old 1sâ€¦ Since there isn’t much of a market for used AC units he has to bring them to the landfill.
He advised that I could take the old AC units and turn them into art! I had never easily done much with recycled products, as clay and metal are our respected mediums so the challenge sounded intriguing to me. I went to his Heating and A/C company to look at his inventory of old AC units and some of them were pretty cool looking; Right away I was getting ideas about transforming the a/cs into modern art that clients would love. I came up with the idea to do a political piece on global warming features 10 different AC units. I knew nobody would want to buy a bunch of old AC units thrown together, even though I still wanted to make a statement. I painted the AC units with spray paint and created a sky scene; When the exhibit opened the feedback was instant, then people were coming from far away to see the a/c exhibit, and a local museum asked if they could display it while I was in their energy saving tips day. I was shocked by the response from the community, and I am so glad that our friend is an Heating and A/C serviceman, but the exhibit has also gotten him some extra business, with clients that are looking for cheap AC units.