Mixed Media and Found Objects
Carvel Vintage was born in 2012 after realizing I needed to pull my weight to help the world keep trash out of landfills. I decided to make art that had dual function, sculpture and lighting. As you will view in my online galleries, I will use anything that is considered obsolete or about to be discarded to create my artistic lighting but I prefer to work with metal. My pieces are reasonably priced as I feel everyone should have access to affordable art.
Each piece made is one of a kind. Techniques used are welding, dry joining, soldering, cutting, heating or other manipulation to achieve the desired design. Every step of the making process is completed solely by myself, from cleaning off rust and grease to design to welding and connecting new electrical components. Aside from making and selling, it is my goal to inspire others to “Think Before You Toss” items into the garbage. I also encourage young women(such as my 5 nieces) to have confidence in their abilities to be a creative entrepreneur!