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Junk art

Published 9:42am Monday, August 22, 2011

PROCTORVILLE — Most people, when they see a bowl of rice, a few strips of aluminum foil and some kitty litter, unused, of course, that’s all they see.

But when Robbie Poore looks at that detritus of every day life, he sees a work of art. Or at least the fixings for one.

And for the past six years, that’s what he has done, taken lost objects and turned them into found art. Now Poore is offering those three-dimensional works on canvas for the latest show at the Ohio University Southern-Proctorville Center.

“The first piece was done because I needed something for my bedroom,” Poore said. “I had an empty space above my TV. I had a canvas but no paint. I had some glue.”

That’s when the rice, foil and litter started beckoning and he found drawn to a creative muse he never knew before.

“I had no idea what would happen,” he said. “It is just an abstract piece. And it’s the one I will never get rid of.”

Next he created an art sculpture for his fiancée for her apartment. Read More:


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