We love imaginative artwork created from re-purposed items, and Ron Ulicny grabbed our attention with his inventive array of sculptures made by combining items to create something unexpected. The Portland-based artist transforms commonplace bits and pieces into extraordinary decorative objects which often border on the surreal.
Photo © Ron Ulicny
Part of what makes Ulicny’s work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces are fun and playful, mixing humor with design to form original contemporary sculptures such as high heels on old-school roller skates.
With such a wacky combination of bizarre objects, Ulicny seems like something of a collector, with his modern artworks formed from the esoteric. Just imagine what his storeroom must look like!
All images © Ron Ulicny