Peter McFarlane is a mixed media and installation artist who has spent the majority of his life turning weird, random, discarded objects into fantastic art installations. He uses this abandoned junk to create awesome paintings, sculptures and installations.
Some of my McFarlane favorites are the Circuit Board Fossils pictured here, the detail in them is astounding and you can almost suspend your disbelief and imagine for a moment that they are real fossils!!
McFarlane has always seen the discarded materials he uses for his art differently to the majority of people, he said:
“To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled. I’ve always had an epic imagination along with a driving desire to make things… No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor. So why throw it out?”
He makes a good point, but he definitely has an eye and a talent for it…I don’t think all of us could be so artistically creative with our waste!
Many of McFarlane’s pieces can be viewed at Saatchi Online and his work often is exhibited in galleries. Just last month he put on a show of his chainsaw sculptures at the Pegasus Gallery in Salt Spring City, BC.