Organic Sculptures Made from Thousands of Staples by Jerry Bleem
Artist Jerry Bleem creates impressive sculptures using bits of found materials and thousands and thousands of staples, constructing shimmering vessels that resemble fossils, shells and plant life. Each piece of found material is overlapped like shingles on a roof and stapled into place. No form or armature is used, the staples actually hold the pices together. Speaking about his work Jerry says, "Ordinary, non-precious, discarded materials are what I most often use in my work. Botanic forms and the human body have strongly influenced my work. I also draw upon humanity's long history of making containers for both practical and symbolic purposes."