Bottle Cap Works

Raft_Doldrums_300
Concern Zero, 2007
Petro_Maxd_Front_LARGE
Ionic_300
Pepsi_Twist_300
Ottawa_Raft5
Ottawa_Raft4
Ottawa_Raft3
Manitoba_Raft4
Manitoba_Raft5
Ottawa_Raft1
Ottawa_Raft2
Maison_Raft10
Manitoba_Raft3
Manitoba_Raft1
Manitoba_Raft2
Maison_Raft9
Maison_Raft8
Maison_Raft7
Maison_Raft2
Maison_Raft6
Maison_Raft4
Maison_Raft3
Maison_Raft5
Maison_Raft1
Concern Zero, 2007
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Concern Zero, 2007 (detail)
Petro_Maxd10
Petro_Maxd9
Petro_Maxd7
Petro_Maxd8
Petro_Maxd4
Petro_Maxd3
Petro_Maxd5
Petro_Maxd2
Evian7
Evian6
Evian3
Evian4
Evian5
Evian1
Evian2

Over the years I have made seven bottle cap sculptures.  The most common question I am asked is where did I get all those caps.  The truth of the matter is that they were not difficult to find at all.  While working on a golf course in my teens I discovered that these little bits of material are everywhere in our environment. We don't consider them due to their size and disposable nature, but in mass they accumulate to what is an extensive amount of objects.  In my home province bottle caps are not recycled -- not that they can't be recycled, just that its too difficult (not profitable) to separate the cap, made of one type of plastic, and the bottle, made of another.  During my time as an undergraduate, my partner and I would go for walk around the University.  We'd find 80 or so caps on the ground.  A day or two later, we'd find 80 more.  In four months I collected enough bottle caps to make 50 large scale sculptures.  I have no doubts that more of these sculptures will be added to the series.

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