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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.