The best artists can utilize just about anything that comes their way when it comes time to create. That’s the magic of art.
You do not need to spend big on fancy items and all sorts of unneeded stuff to create some of the coolest art that the world has ever seen. In fact, this is a lesson that the artist you are about to meet has certainly taken to heart.
Charlie Baker is a New York artist who is taking the good folks at Wired through his creative process in a recent video.
We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw what he came up with. He constructs a number of natural sculptures and he does not tend to adhere to the rules that you would expect him to. Charlie is the type who thinks way outside of the box.
The natural sculptures that he creates are made from natural sources and he particularly enjoys using foraged branches. At the time that this particular interview took place, he was in the process of constructing a gigantic pyramid. He had just finished up a massive globe that was made out of mountain laurel branches that he had found as well. Charlie was very happy to have the chance to show these pieces off.
“One of the pieces I’m most proud of was an eight-foot diameter globe I made out of mountain laurel twigs. It’s a series I wanna create over time of geometric shapes done with natural materials. I’m currently working on a pyramid version, slightly smaller. The eight foot diameter ball was very ambitious, this time I’m gonna go a little smaller with the pyramid shape,” he shared in the video.
Baker also took the time to speak out about his motivations and his lack of willingness to harm the environment. “I create mostly by weaving materials found in nature. A lot of what I create, I strive to make it look as though it could have grown that way, combining natural material in the most organic way possible…I just really enjoyed the process of foraging, taking beach walks or walking through the woods and recognizing certain shapes that spoke to me.”
He added, “It wasn’t until I started playing with some of these materials that I realized I was good at it…As a general rule, I almost never take things that are a thriving, healthy species, I like to take things that are abundant and not in any way gonna harm the area where I took them from.”SKM: below-content placeholder