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W.I.P – Work in Progress : ’32 Ford Roadster rat rod

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Update April the 8th (2014) -> It’s finished!
Last weekend I finished work on my interpretation of a Ford Roadster rat rod. Oh boy, it’s
big and I am proud of it! Today a photographer took a few pictures of me with it for an
interview next week in a local newspaper. I hope I can do real shots for the website in the next week or so.

A few weeks ago I started building my biggest object thusfar: my version of a ’32 Ford roadster.
Once finished it will measure about 1m20 (47.2 in) long. This post will show the process in photographs (updates will follow).

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Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The wooden chassis is ready, and I am happy with the positioning of the wheels. Working on the mockup of the body with cardboard.

Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The body is made from old Lundia shelves and I already cut out a few body panels (old tin cans). Wow, watch the mess in my little workshop! Time to clean up…

Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The body panels on the back are sown together with hemp cord, next step is to create a boat-like deck behind the leather seat. This will be made out of old sigarbox-lids.

Just a little teaser clip showing the WIP (Work in Progress).

Hot rod work in progress

Quick mockup of the driver. Normally I use old dolls and work from there, but this one is created from scratch. I am particularly pleased with the paints made out of inner bike tubes.

Hot rod work in progress

The finished ‘deck’ made out of old sigarbox lids.

Hot rod work in progress

And yet again, my little workshop is a mess… But in a few weeks ago my workshop will improve as I bought a cabin for extra storage.

rat rod work in progress

A quick shot of the dashboard and the little guy driving the car.

rat rod work in progress

The front is coming along nicely…

Lord Adeodatus’ dueling pistol

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Steampunk raygun
Steampunk raygun
Steampunk raygun
Steampunk raygun

Object 2014 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 39cm tall, 11cm wide and 10cm high.
Materials used: vase, parts from an antique sowingmachine, handle from an old woodsaw,
tea light holder, wooden mold for making brown spiced biscuits (Dutch cookies) some other bits and pieces…

Sold

* I think everyone deserves to own art, not only the fortunate few.
So if you really love an object, just tell me so and let me know what you can spend on it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info, availability or prices.

Tags: Assemblage art, Found-object art, Junk art, Mixed-media assemblage, Poubellisme, Steampunk, Trash art, vintage, from junk to art, upcycling, recycle art, ray-gun, raygun, HG Wells, objet trouvé, low-brow, death ray, beam gun, blaster, laser gun, phaser, zap gun, dieselpunk

Custom Vinyl Toy . Scratch the space cowboy

Posted on Feb 12, 2014




Object 2014 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 15cm tall, 15cm wide and 20cm high.
Materials used: cover from a vintage moped, leather from an old bag and some other bits and pieces…

For sale $395 or make an offer (what is this? *)

* I think everyone deserves to own art, not only the fortunate few.
So if you really love an object, just tell me so and let me know what you can spend on it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info, availability or prices.

Tags: Assemblage art, Found-object art, Junk art, Mixed-media assemblage, Poubellisme, Steampunk, Trash art, vintage, from junk to art, upcycling, recycle art, vinyl toy, street art, urban toy, HG Wells, objet trouvé, low-brow

Custom Vinyl Toy . The Dude does Braveheart

Posted on Feb 12, 2014




Object 2014 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 16m wide and 16cm high.
Materials used: copper/brass flail from wall ornament, leather from an old bag, pieces from
two peppermills, frontface of a watch, a clock’s inner gears, an old scarf and some other bits and pieces…

For sale $395 or make an offer (what is this? *)

* I think everyone deserves to own art, not only the fortunate few.
So if you really love an object, just tell me so and let me know what you can spend on it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info, availability or prices.

Tags: Assemblage art, Found-object art, Junk art, Mixed-media assemblage, Poubellisme, Steampunk, Trash art, vintage, from junk to art, upcycling, recycle art, vinyl toy, street art, urban toy, HG Wells, objet trouvé, low-brow

Ultra sonic negativity neutralizer – ray gun

Posted on Jan 24, 2014



Object 2014 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 38cm tall, 15cm wide and 30cm high.
Materials used: part from a vintage moped, vase, lid from a Pickwick tea box, airgun handle and some other bits and pieces…

sold

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info, availability or prices.

Tags: Assemblage art, Found-object art, Junk art, Mixed-media assemblage, Poubellisme, Steampunk, Trash art, vintage, from junk to art, upcycling, recycle art, ray-gun, raygun, HG Wells, objet trouvé, low-brow, death ray, beam gun, blaster, laser gun, phaser, zap gun

Harem’s harmonizer raygun

Posted on Jan 24, 2014



Object 2014 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 27cm tall, 15cm wide and 16cm high.
Materials used: part from a vintage moped, vase, lid from a vintage wooden carddeck box and some other bits and pieces…

Sold or make an offer (what is this? *)

* I think everyone deserves to own art, not only the fortunate few.
So if you really love an object, just tell me so and let me know what you can spend on it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info, availability or prices.

Tags: Assemblage art, Found-object art, Junk art, Mixed-media assemblage, Poubellisme, Steampunk, Trash art, vintage, from junk to art, upcycling, recycle art, ray-gun, raygun, HG Wells, objet trouvé, low-brow, death ray, beam gun, blaster, laser gun, phaser, zap gun

A raygun? Nope it’s an ultra sonic negativity neutralizer!

Posted on Jan 12, 2014

Many of my junkart colleagues build magnificient steampunk weapons, and to be honest,
I never thought of building one too.

But never say never again, I saw small brass vase and the word raygun came to mind.
Here’s a quick preview of the WIP (Work in Progress)

WIP-steampunk-raygun-2

WIP-steampunk-raygun-1

New film – showing a collection of my junkart objects

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

I just released a film showing off a collection of my artworks. It’s created for the upcoming exhibition in March.
The film shows a curious traffic jam.

About my love for old things

Posted on Nov 3, 2013

Every now and then someone asks me why I am using junk/trash/discarded materials/found materials as
the basic ingredient for my objects.

The main reason is that I love old, vintage and battered things. I am a big fan of the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi (which I will explain another time). Old stuff is usually made with attention, craftsmanship and decent materials. That’s why it’s still here.

Sure, IKEA designers are good. They design clever and fun looking things, but will they last 100 years?

Remus' speedster - assemblage art / junk art / trash art by Derek ScholteA big part of my working process is to dismantle materials. I am amazed how well designed old things are.
Eighty years old sowing machines, can be unscrewed without a hitch because the maker and sometimes the owner took the time to oil and lubricate it properly. Actually even the presence of screws is something special nowadays. Ever tried to open up a modern apparatus recently?

I am not a technical minded chap, my biggest challenge is always making things technically decent.
My main interest is how something looks, but I am getting a bit better (practise makes perfect after all),
and I have to say I am getting more and more joy out of the technical aspects.

I think 99% of my objects are made from second hand materials. The other 1% are bolts, nuts and glue.
Although I try to get as many old bolts and nuts, the really small ones I need to buy new.

There are two types of glue I use, both are environmentally and human friendly (no solvents etc).

New object: Accursius speedster

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

A few days ago I finished a new object. I haven’t taken any good pictures yet.
The body is made from an antique flatiron, that runs on petrol.

Stay tuned for more information and some pictures…

Update: just a few quick pictures, better ones and a project page with description are coming soon:

automotive art

Automotive artwork

A car made from junk

Update: done! See the pictures here:
http://derekscholte.nl/project/accursius-speedster/