New life for cruft

I was honored last week to learn that my colleagues consider me their go-to girl for junk. A friend encouraged me—nay, implored me—to go home and round up odds-and-ends for a schoolgirl’s art project. And boy did I come through: baluster ends, hex tiles, decommissioned keys, samples of metal ceiling tiles and fabric wall coverings, springs, a dead clock, the face and wiring from a quartz heater that we ripped apart to make our infrared paint remover, wire bits, knobs, pipes, bulbs including a spent bubble light, a squished metal eyeglasses case, a dangly bit from a lamp I found in a parking lot …

I just have this phonecam photo of a little edge of the pre-art pile.


But the girl has been instructed to cough up a photo of the finished piece—so stay tuned!

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