Parkadge McGrath's Profile
I'm a long time artist with a background in Youth and Community art
What excites me as an artist is the detritus of modern life - the evidence that we are here. History, what sticks and what fades away, Old photos of people that we can't put a name to, names, that we can't put a face to, long graffiti-ed into worn concrete. Found objects that have now lost their meaning, all tell a story. The gap between the stories we tell from them and their real history is what interests me.
The copper work I show on Etsy is an extension of that. I approach it as a folk artist. I use a limited range of tools and techniques which give my work a chunky, almost crude, textured finish.
- Joined July 5, 2011