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Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects. He creates sculptures out of items that he finds at yard sales, thrift stores, and even in the trash. Components he uses include teapots, forks, candlestick holders, and miscellaneous scrap metal. Through sculpture, he transforms inanimate objects into creatures that show human- or animal-like characteristics. His assemblage is done mostly with nuts and bolts, giving a lasting structure to his pieces. Sometimes he incorporates acrylic and spray paint into his sculptures.

Tom has been working with paint, clay, and found objects for close to fifteen years. He spends a lot of time and effort on the hunt for that perfect piece. His inspirations include the natural distress of metals and wood, and the cyclic patterns of nature. He has had no formal training as an artist and draws from instinct rather than…

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  • Born on June 26
  • Joined March 23, 2011

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Found Objects, clay, wood, metal, wire, pipe cleaners, stone, feathers, paint, cloth, recycled material, ANYTHING

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About

Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects. He creates sculptures out of items that he finds at yard sales, thrift stores, and even in the trash. Components he uses include teapots, forks, candlestick holders, and miscellaneous scrap metal. Through sculpture, he transforms inanimate objects into creatures that show human- or animal-like characteristics. His assemblage is done mostly with nuts and bolts, giving a lasting structure to his pieces. Sometimes he incorporates acrylic and spray paint into his sculptures.

Tom has been working with paint, clay, and found objects for close to fifteen years. He spends a lot of time and effort on the hunt for that perfect piece. His inspirations include the natural distress of metals and wood, and the cyclic patterns of nature. He has had no formal training as an artist and draws from instinct rather than technique when creating art.

Visit the website at www.WhatTheFolkArt.com
or facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WhatTheFolkArt

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