Zac Freeman’s “Junky” Art

There is a saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure…

You know all that stuff you either toss away of throw in the kitchen ‘junk’ drawer? Buttons, old remote controls, pen caps, paper clips, Altoid tins, Lego Minifigs, wire, plastic bits and pieces from lord-knows-what? Artist Zac Freeman uses those throwaway objects in creating one of a kind portraits.

Beginning in 1999, Zac began collecting junk, found objects and general trash which he then glued to wooden cases to form an image. His assemblage artworks are made on a large scale (the pieces average about 28″ by 35″) and when viewed close up look like scraps of junk cobbled together with a hot glue gun, but when viewed from afar are impressive, compelling and simply beautiful portraits.


Garrett Close Up


Courtney Close Up


Dave Close Up

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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