Old Utensils Turned Beautiful Birbs: The Upcycled Artwork of Matt Wilson

Old silverware and other scrap metal become beautiful silver birds in the hands of South Carolina-based artist Matt Wilson. In addition to upcycling pieces of discarded metal, Wilson also uses pine cones, driftwood, and sometimes glass taxidermy eyes to further enhance his elegant avian creations. Wilson says his work is a reflection of the environment …

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Argiope aurantia by Jessica Joslin

Like many art collectors, I have a wish list of artists whose original work I long to own. Jessica Joslin has been on that list for years. For anyone not familiar with her captivating work, Jessica creates extraordinary hybrid animal sculptures, ranging from mounted heads to complete bodies (both miniature and life-size), using bones (some real, …

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