Have you ever heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” before? Well, I’ve been exposed to this saying since I was born, and nothing illustrates it better than the story of JK Brown and his scrap metal works of art.
My name is JK Brown. I live in rural West Wales. This peaceful part of the country is known for being a precious habitat for its native wildlife, which is of constant inspiration to me.
For as long as I can remember I have loved to watch animals (especially in the wild) and for as long as I can remember I have been drawing, making and creating as a way of celebrating the beauty of nature. Often when I’m out walking I pick up fragments of metal that have been thrown away. Sometimes fly-tipped or washed up on beaches, I patiently reassemble these pieces into monuments to the natural world around me: a habitat that is becoming increasingly fragmented.
I find that my own process of reversing this fragmentation is, for me, a calming antidote to the madness of endless consumption.
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Two holly blue butterflies