From the Artist:
"In 1996 Hurricane Danny took every material thing my family and I owned. A silver lining in the months of cleanup that followed was that I started looking at objects differently. I began to turn the few salvageable scraps of our belongings into sculpture. It was therapy, saving things that would otherwise have been forgotten, making something good out of all the destruction. This began a lifelong search for items that might otherwise be discarded, especially ones with stories left to tell. Sometimes these items come to me—a box of paint brushes and coins left to a friend of mine by his mother. A family's century-old grand piano that could no longer be played. So much history in the world today is sent to landfills or melted down for scrap. Preserving items like these through art gives me the chance to remind people just because something is broken or past its prime does not mean that it lacks purpose. Not all history is pretty. But if we keep it out of sight and ignore what it can teach us, how are we going to build a better future?"
Bruce Larsen - Fairhope, Alabama 2024