Tom Friedman. One of my very favorite contemporary artists.
Friedman injects the wonder into the humdrum. He creates magic from the unsuspected with his incredible sculptures assembled from simple, everyday materials. His materials have included: toilet paper, drinking straws, construction paper, masking tape, toothpicks, bubblegum, spaghetti, toothpaste, soap powder, sugar cubes.
"Friedman is known for transforming mundane materials into meticulously crafted works of art... Upon viewing his work, we are left in wonder. The everyday materials reveal something greater than themselves."
Sculpture made with Toothpicks:
Dead Guy made with Construction Paper:
Green Monster made with Insulation Foam:
Tarantula made with Human Hair:
Pills made with Play Dough:
Creepy Guy made with Yarn:
Get inspired. Do something fun with the junk in your kitchen drawer.