Artist Turns Discarded Keys and Coins Into Works of Art
Michael, aka Moerkey,
is an artist from Horsham, Victoria, Australia. The talented craftsman
creates unique handmade balls, bowls and sculptures from discarded keys
and coins; as well as reclaimed copper pipe and wire. Facebook | Etsy
as visitors to the 2015 venice art biennale enter
the japan pavilion, a red immersive expanse infills the building’s
ceiling and walls, intertwining entrants within a maze of vibrantly
colored yarn. ‘the key in hand’ by japanese artist chiharu shiota comprises more than 50,000 keys hanging from a cloud of tightly interwoven string.
the web of threads
turns the roof into a complex and elaborate labyrinth of materials,
forming an undulating path for which viewers to traverse beneath. two
rustic boats at the center of the space part the veil of keys, catching
the net of interlaced metal and material as it passes over and permeates
the entirety of the site.