Artist: David Rice
Dimensions of Piece: 72" H x 32" W x 12" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Electrical boxes, garage door springs, projector, a computer panel, and nuts and bolts.
Inspiration: My inspiration for this piece came from Building Value. I often find inspiration there! Robot? I needed a head, and found a projector. I needed hands and found old electrical conduit connectors. I needed arms and found garage door springs. I even found a way to make my robot light up a little bit. It was a blast creating this. The people at Building Value were so kind and helpful I don't think I could have done it without them.
Artist: Art Vogt
Dimensions of Piece: 42" H x 46.5" W x 15" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Live edge white ash, old pine, galvanized metal roofing
Inspiration: I wanted to build a piece of furniture to show off the beautiful live edge on the wood.
Artist: Barn Rat Studio
Lunazul Blanco Tequila
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Contraband 2017 Chardonnay
Barbed Wire 2015 Red Wine Blend
Rhinegeist Truth 6-er
Rhinegeist Cheetah 6-er
Mediums/Materials Used: Pre 1928 Columbia Player Piano, Metal and Glass
Inspiration: The idea of sitting in a room with a piano playing away, while you drink a cocktail, is a glimpse into a long forgotten era. Saving this piano from a trash heap grave and giving it new life was impossible to say no to. I was able to build a majority of it with pieces of the original piano. I hope it goes to a deserving home.
Artists: Bob Dyehouse and Landen Summay
Dimensions of Piece: 54" H x 18" W x 36" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Metal, Marble, Wood, Glass
Inspiration: Marble pieces are fragments from an Alter piece that was removed from its church.
Artist: David Rueve
Dimensions of Piece: 29.5" H x 47.5" L x 23.5" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Iron Railing, Scrap metal, Old Wood Work Table Top
Inspiration: Minimalist in form with simple clean lines, here we have mid century teak desk designed to fit anywhere. The desk is lightweight, only 40 pds without the drawers. The desk is also reversible, meaning the drawers can be installed from either side, so the orientation of the drawers can be on the left or the right.
The desk frame was created primarily from an old fence rail. The desk top and drawer faces were made from an old work table top, the drawers were made from old drawers which were disassembled and rebuilt too the correct size. The door pulls were made from a steel dowel. The only thing that did not come from BV is the teak veneer. I wanted to create a piece that was made from very distressed materials but showed well, in essence, highlighting the one of the core values of Building Value: giving people (and things) a second chance.
Artist: Debbie Phillips
Mediums/Materials Used: Glass, Title, China, Grout, Paint
Inspiration: A Mosaic Cincinnati sky scene built in a shelf. Highlighted with Music Hall, Cincinnati Skyline, River, Reds, FCC, Bengals, Cyclones, Big Mac Bridge, Roebling Bridge, Duke Energy Building, Ferris Wheel, The Banks and more.
Artist: Andrew Setters
Mediums/Materials Used: This started with a discarded mannequin, junk steel pipe was used to extend the base. Wood and recycled canvas drop cloth were used for the wings. A piece of red sheet steel I found on the side of the road was formed into the heart, with recycled nuts and washers
Inspiration: As soon as I found the mannequin, I imagined it with angel's wings. I like the idea of the anonymous form, which could easily be seen as sexualized instead representing the transcendent nature of everyone. "Nobody Girl" is a song that I had running through my mind as i was thinking about this piece. I imagine she has suffered some loss and hurt, guards her heart, but still reaches skyward.
Artist: Joe Kletz
Dimensions of Piece: 6.25" H x 36" W x 16" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: 2 x4's, bathroom fixture, chains, ceiling plate
Inspiration: It's a light fixture made from 99% reclaimed materials from Building Value. Inspiration derived from my creative/design background coupled with my background as an electrician. Merging the two and utilizing my hobby of building pieces from reclaimed wood, I decided to challenge myself. I am willing to install it to the buyer.
Artists: Denny and Pam Hermann
Dimensions of Piece: 32" H x 48" Circle
Mediums/Materials Used: Bottom of doors, round glass table top (4) chairs.
Inspiration: Life seems so simple on Sunday morning, when you can take your time getting ready and eat brunch with the ones you love. We created a space to share meals and memories, in a much needed time, when we could all slow down.
Artist: Ryan Slattery
Dimensions of Piece: 71" H x 38" W x 38" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Singer Sewing Machine, Iron Chandelier, recycled stainless steel laser drops, recycled steel circular base
Inspiration: The singer sewing machine had a beautiful design I wanted to bring to life in a new form. I wasn't positive what form that would be until I looked up, and saw an old chandelier, intricate in its design and malleable in its use. At that moment, the 2 things came together in my mind to form an eclectic bird. The type of bird, wasn't as important as capturing the essence of the long neck of beautiful birds such as ostrich's and emus. I took great care in ensuring the Singer piece flowed along with the body and the legs offered a base design that captured the eye, yet didn't take the viewer away from the main focal point.
Artist: Chris Miday
Dimensions of Piece: 3' H x 3' W x 3' D
Mediums/Materials Used: Iron railing, Commercial carpet tile, shoe laces, wool rug/blanket, thread
Inspiration: Space Age/ Modern furniture designs of the 50's/60's
Artist: Dave Rickerd
Dimensions of Piece: 29" x 29" x 37"
Mediums/ Materials Used: Wine Barrel, flooring, barn wood, shower curtain rod, LED lights, corks and paint
Inspiration: Wine barrel that holds bottles of wine within the barrel. The outside has a painting of grapes. The top, made of old barn wood and used corks, spins open to reveal the wine stored within. When the top spins open the lights turn on inside to see the wine bottles.
Artist: Guido DiMarco
Dimensions of Piece: 40" H x 34" W x 28" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Two solid oak panel doors, Fabric and foam, plywood, metal fasteners, paint
Inspiration: Having a home built in the 1950's, I greatly appreciate solid wooden doors and sturdy construction. After finding two doors similar size, I decided that I could construct a chair using the two doors. I painted it with a gray chalk paint and applied wax sealant to the entire outside to give the chair a smooth silky feel.
Artist: Troy M. Malmstrom, Digital Processes LLC
Dimensions of Piece: 55" L x 18" W x 17" H
Mediums/ Materials Used: Steel I-Beam, Wood Beam
Inspiration: The built world is constructed with cold, harsh materials such as concrete and steel which are then clad in warmer, soft materials such as wood and upholstery to accommodate its occupants. The Beam Bench employs a similar technique by using the steel I-beam as structure but then is clad in warmer wood where the user interacts with the bench. The reclaimed wood is shaped and fit within the shape of the I-beam to dictate seating locations while leaving the structure clearly exposed elsewhere. The result is an industrial bench which is still warm to the touch and inviting.
Watch the build video: https://youtu.be/QnbLNFg-OCM
Artist: Steve Wall/The Post 34
Mediums/Materials Used: Wood Bats, Leather Gloves, Ash Wood
Inspiration: My piece is a salute to my long time love for baseball. I scavenged and found a couple broken bats, old gloves and fallen ash wood. I went to work blending mid-century modern chair plans with my materials.
Artist: Chrissy Lipp
Dimensions of Piece: Table=24" Round x 36" High / Stools=15" Round x 25" High
Mediums/ Materials Used: Two tattered "kapow" tomato colored orange "soda shop counter" type stools with a retro chrome floor mounted bases, Empty decommissioned chrome watering tank/fire extinguisher. Wooden child's stool, table top from a deconstructed occasional table, 2 window sash weights. Wood pieces from a salvaged post, custom metal window brackets.
Inspiration: On my recycled element quest, I spotted these great chrome-tastic stools with tattered bright vintage orange pleather reminding me of tomatoes. I knew I wanted to keep things chrome-like when I saw a lonely decommissioned fire extinguisher/watering can.
Artist: Scottie Bellissemo
Dimensions of Piece: 8' H x 13.5" W x 2" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Reclaimed Pine Joist, Assortment of Mixed Hardwoods, Painters Tape, Bolts
Inspiration: In this piece I am revisiting a body of work I did in my 20's. Now in my 40's I wanted to revisit this style to see how much I have grown. The inspiration comes from a variety of area's including nature, music, geometry, and architecture.
Artist: David Pack
Dimensions of Piece: 36" H x 20" W x 36" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Mixed Medium: Wood, glass, plastic, epoxy, television and radio cathode ray tubes, various electronic circuitry, electric LED lighting, paper, paint and decoupage medium
Inspiration: My piece is inspired by a mid-century Television Console and a custom 2 door cabinet. My piece offers an opportunity to view things inside out. It is ambiguous, paradoxical, socially provocative; yet, thoroughly practical. I designed this specifically as a tribute to the great work of Building Value, Easterseals and the socially conscious generosity of Messer Construction.
Artist: Paper Acorn
Mediums/Materials Used: Light Fixture, Plastic Ceiling Light Lenses, Aluminum Blinds, Vintage Cattle Tags, Steel, Lexan
Inspiration: This unique and functional sculpture is a one of a kind chandelier meant to hang from a ceiling or an optional floor stand. Constructed with re-purposed Venetian blinds, cut-up, plastic light panels, and a refurbished lighting fixture, this chandelier has quite a retro feel. it will make a statement in just about any chic or mid-century modern decor! Our design team was inspired by the reflective nature of the silver metal blinds, and the interesting translucence of the plastic light panels.
Artist: Brent Keltch
Dimensions of Piece: 6.5' H x 3' W x 3' D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Steel, wood, concrete. Reclaimed steel pipe welded together. Reclaimed ipe wood shelves and concrete.
Inspiration: Using inspiration from my Greek family and their love of wine, life and creativity, this sculpture takes the alluring shape of the cylinder and transforms it into a multidimensional playground for the eye. The wood shelves will serve your favorite cheese or a place to rest your glass. The sculpture can be turned in any position when selecting your bottle.
Artist: Sean Mullaney
Mediums/ Materials Used: Wood handrails, from demolished Erkenbrecher homes, steel plates, steel pipe
Inspiration: Many generations of hands have grasped these handrails throughout the previous centuries. They have supported people through joyous occasions, tragic times, children and adults sliding down them. They have born witness to ascension and descension.
Artist: Bill Landeck
Dimensions of Piece: 36" H x 47" W x 19" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Fluted porch columns, red oak trim around a Walnut top
Artist: Mark Keillor
Dimensions of Piece: 42" H x 16" W x 9" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Ceiling Fans, Reclaimed Electrical Switches, Used Cabinet Doors
Inspiration: The SteamPunk Time machine is inspired by an interest in science fiction and an admiration of the Victorian era and Steampunk. It is both functional as a clock featuring a Fibonacci Spiral clock face, and fun, with its operating parts and "time-machine" controls.
Artists: Katie and Andy Schneider
Dimensions of Piece: 72" H x 48" W
Mediums/Materials Used: Barnwood, vinyl records, record sleeves / covers, aluminum bar, screws
Inspiration: We have both been brought up on classic rock and roll. Records would play on Saturday morning, when growing up, while cleaning the house and rock and roll still runs through our veins. The goal of this piece is to evoke the sexiness and raw energy of classic rock.
Artist: Paul Tucker
Dimensions of Piece: 30" H x 60" W x 30" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Plywood, Foam, Textiles, Antique Foot Stools
Inspiration: Finding the foot stools were the genesis of this project. Unclear to their original use due to their size I envisioned re-purposing them as Ottoman to a love seat that we created from scratch.
Artist: Collin Rowland
Dimensions of Piece: 64" H x 25" W x 20" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Mixed media/sculpture, sculpted from re-purposed Styrofoam insulation boards. Some of the paint on the molded copy was also re-purposed.
Inspiration: One of a kind sculpture piece made from re-purposed materials and then a large mold was made. Then, this piece was cast using fiberglass, resin epoxy, and multiple coats of gold powder and resin mixture.
Artists: Albert and Carla Lang
Dimensions of Piece: 80" H x 46" W x 40" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Beams, Steel Gears, Auto Parts, Hinges, Cooking tools, Rebar, Cedar Tree Branch Wire
Inspiration: Spring is the season of renewal, even before green returns to the landscape birds are announcing the season in song. A mamma bird and her babies made from reclaimed materials is a wonderful example of the caring, support and commitment of Building Value and Easterseals.
16 Total pieces (Only 3 Shown)
Artist: Adrian Hawk
Mediums/Materials Used: Old oak trim pieces, metal keyholes, vintage tree identification book, twigs, and red thread
Inspiration: I hold nature very dear to my heart and this piece represents the value trees have in my life. Each board includes a page from an old tree identification book.The thread represents a form of healing and repair. The future owner of this piece could give away parts of this piece to other individuals whom they love and value.
Artist: David Tarbell
Dimensions of Piece: 35.5" H x 35.5" W x 2" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Particle Board, Tar Paper, Latex Paint
Inspiration: In 1994, Denso Wave Corporation launched the Quick Read Code to track parts throughout the automotive manufacturing process. The functionality of the 2D barcode depends on its ability to be distinguished from ambient visual information by an optical scanner. The inventors of the code found a ratio of black and white spaces of 1:1:3:1:1 to be the least common pattern in the thousands of images scanned. This pattern appears as concentric black and white squares, used to located the code and determine its position prior to reading. the simple homing device is an icon to be revered.
Artist: Jens G. Rosenkrantz Jr.
Dimensions of Piece: 18" H x 18" W x 2" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Digital photo on metal, mounted on cradle with old window shutters
Inspiration: When you first hear the birds chirping in the morning you open the window to a new day as the sun rises.
Artist: Jamie Van Landuyt
Dimensions of Piece: 36" H x 30" W
Mediums/Materials Used: Oil, Oil Pastel, Ink, Graphite
Inspiration: This piece is one in a series I call the "Thoroughly Modern Lily" series. It started as an experiment (as it all does) using ink as a base layer. I let the ink create its own patterns and textures and movement. It had a quality to it that reminded me of water lilies, very abstract ones. The bold color, (oil) I added made the work came alive.
Artist: Robert McFate
Dimensions of Piece (L x W x D): 25" H x 17" W x 1.5" D
Mediums/ Materials Used: Wood, Metal, Acrylic Paint, Resin Clear
Inspiration: As an artist, I have always utilized, found, and re-purposed materials. After relocating to Cincinnati, 6 years ago. I began to glean the streets and curbs of Cincinnati using a magnet on a string. Using the found materials. I create portraits which we called "Cincinnati Street People". The majority of Roebling's face, parts of the bridge and outline were all constructed from the nails.
Artist: Vickie McKee
Dimensions of Piece: 30" H x 27" W x 2" D
Mediums/Materials Used: Barn wood, aluminum flashing, wood tin, tin ceiling tile, door hinge
Inspiration: I knew I had to find more uses for the the barn wood at Building Value, so I crawled under the tarp and grabbed some. The wood was soaked, but as it dried, it came to life. The wings cut from different pieces and trimmed with metal took on a new soul a rebirth.
Artists: Harrison and Henry Hildebrandt
Dimensions of Piece: 36.5" H x 28" W x 7" D
Mediums/ Materials Used:
Salvaged Neon (American Sign Museum), Salvaged Aluminum laminate, salvaged cherry and maple
Inspiration: The value of an object, event, or idea is earned in time. Time cements our memories; memories give Value, Value and time is a holder of a time, a memory. It is a simple shelf that can hold a picture, An artifact that reflects the valued longing of what was and what has passed - but may hold a future.
Artist: Benjamin Kaczmarek
Mediums/Materials Used: Found Object, Multi-Media
Inspiration: When I create I find the spirit inside of me rising from the depths of misunderstanding both from within and from others as well. Love is the key to it all, mainly from within, yet all around. And JOY, yes it is the marker of all this Good and indeed a Hope bringer to the darker elements of Life
Artist: M. Katherine Hurley
Dimensions of Piece: 15" H x 11.5" W
Mediums/ Materials Used: Acrylic, wood
Inspiration: "Ohio River Sunrise" is the scene from our condo. This vista is a daily inspiration. After sanding and preparing the old wood door with layers of gesso, I used acrylic paint with brushes and scrapers layer upon layer to achieve this affect.
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