Reclaimed from the ocean
Mustang Sockeye was inspired by my love of the ocean and the harm we are doing to it. I found a pile of debris along the ocean one day and felt I had to express my feelings of sadness. All components used to create the sockeye came from the ocean except the paint and electronics. I hope to bring awareness to the current state of ocean.
The first co-pilot
After purchasing Lemon-aid, I wanted to place something inside the kayak to cruise around with me. I decided to create Mustang Sally.
Mustang Sally is made from scrap wood I picked out of the waste wood bin at Home Depot, a mop head, golf balls, juice container lids, a beer can and sunscreen. All the components needed were “free!” My supplies at Home Depot were over $100, so in lieu of cash they contributed that $100 to a charity of my choice – the Comox Valley Transition Society. Staples contributed to their corporate charity that gives used electronics to children who can not afford their own. The beer can was the proceeds of a half hour floor sweep at Gladstone’s local pub.
Mustang Sally has amber LED lights in her eyes that wink if you give a friendly wave. I call her an interactive travelling sculpture.
I really look forward to driving around the valley proudly showing off my art!