FOUND OBJECTS

Found Objects throughout History - particularly the French - have been an opportunity for reinventing, or sometimes simply for recreating, the past, especially in the decorative arts.

Man Ray, An American Artist spent most of his adult life in Paris. He did not think that “Blind Attraction” to objects should be the exclusive criteria by which we judge beauty. He introduced the beauty of the everyday; a discarded shoe, an empty matchbox, a plain iron, even a baguette and a pair of scales could constitute an objet d’art.