American artist Matt Wilson transforms discarded forks, spoons, and other metal objects into beautiful animal sculptures. Mostly birds. He uses the forms of the pieces to harmoniously shape his creations.
Influenced by natural elements, my art is a reflection of the environment in which I live. Using recycled and organic materials- scrap metal, reclaimed wood, bone, etc., my sculptures depict continuous life cycles that consciously and unconsciously permeate our awareness. The upcycled work I create is a testimony to the belief of conserving and appreciating our resources, so that the environment in which we live will continue to be an environment in which we desire to live. My goal as an artist is to make artwork unlike art people have seen, while at the same time recognizable in the identity of everyday materials. I only hope the sculptures will inspire others to appreciate the simple, neglected items from which my creations are born.Matt Wilson