William Skrips

William Skrips, of New Mexico, says of his process, “To this day, I don’t see what others would call a mess—my studio is just an inspiring tumble of raw materials. The studio is a piece of my head—literally, my creative space. Re-using discards and found objects has always had an appeal for me. Not only do I have a penchant for collecting things, but the gratification that comes from giving reclaimed material new life is unique: I equate it with matchmaking—finding the perfect mate for this or that particular object. Sometimes in the process, things just pull together as if they were magnetic… and sometimes it’s a slog through seemingly endless bad marriages: nothing seems to go together. But I keep trying.”

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