Scavenger Art - Mark Orr - Artists and furniture art in Michigan, ravens, found objects, primitive sculpture
Architectural sculpture and furniture art using vintage and found objects from Mark Orr
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Mark Orr, Ann Arbor, Michigan, architectural sculpture, furniture art, ravens and crows, shutter tables, wooden art boxes

Mark Orr - Raven art by Michigan artist using found objects, furniture, thumb device
"opposable thumb device"
2011 Niche Award Finalist-by mark orr
Whimsical Sculpture and Art Furniture by Michigan artist Mark Orr.

Carved wooden Ravens or Crows perched on each piece are the symbolic gatherer of found objects and messengers of new possibilities. These Ravens and Crows have become Mark's "signature" adding to his artwork's unique edge. They often hold in their beaks antique skeleton keys to symbolize the "opening of doors". A pair of vintage dice might represent chance or even fate. Hand painted wood eggs suggest new beginnings, potential and ancestry. A vintage watch is to remind us of our place in the universe. The Ravens and Crows have become so popular that they are now the main element in Mark's one of a kind sculptures. They are often perched on carved wood hearts, balanced on vintage billiard balls and atop a variety of found architectural antiques.

The art furniture which was the heart of Scavenger Art's origin is now available for custom orders only. Here, vintage architectural elements and found objects from the past are playfully combined in surprising ways to create functional art furniture and one of a kind sculptures. Antique shutters become the sides of curio cabinets or book cases and the tops to both sofa and side tables. Vintage stairway balusters, bowling pins, croquet balls and fence posts become whimsical feet and legs for Mark's hutches, cabinets, tables and boxes. Scavenger Art Furniture often features a roof top and gable design to accentuate the architectural feel and sense of "home".

Each piece, be it pure sculpture or functional art furniture, is hand made and carved, all larger artwork is numbered and carries the Scavenger signature. Enjoy!

 

 


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