each item original and unique, hand-made by yours truly!
(that would be me! www.goodbye-blue-monday.com)
For now, available pieces will be visible at my etsy store.
They're beautiful, inexpensive and a great gift for anyone who likes art, cars, lights - or all three! -
it started like this;
do you see the photo above, where a small piece of orange reflector is glued to the taillight?
i discovered this problem the first week i had been in detroit.
i'm sure i didn't have it in new york.
if i did, i would have been ticketed yesterday, if you get my meaning.
that's why, "the cracked tail light," has forever-been used in movie and TV scripts.
...so, the moment i saw it, as me and maxx walked past my car, i began to worry about being stopped in my new home-town.
fortunately, street-sweepers haven't visited these blocks in a long time, so i spied small red and orange plastic shards mixed in the dirt by the corner.
that's where accidents happen; at the intersection of crash street and crunch avenue.
from then on, if i saw any auto-plastic - red, orange and clear plastic shards connected to whatever housing was with it - i'd pick them up.
maybe it replaced the "sea-glass"-collecting hobby i had for years at gateway national park on the east coast.
back then, i wanted to make something along the lines of a tiffany lamp with them.
now, almost four years in detroit, i have a box of plastic shards and pieces, along with broken tail light assemblies. looking at this, i thought the same thing; i'd make an automotive-angled tiffany shade.
i started the project last autumn. i also ended the project last autumn.
too much, too soon.
a couple of days later, walking through a dollar-store, there they were;
small, inexpensive night-lights that i could re-create with this stuff...and here we are!
this is not to say i won't be doing bigger pieces.
they'll be coming, but not right now.
oh, and one other thing;
i'm not wandering around detroit streets looking for plastic like i did in the beginning.
i do that in huge junkyards, now.
i love junkyards....