“Studio Tools” 2015 acrylic on linen 58″x44″ available thru Lisa Sette Gallery. I have been collecting hand tools since I was kid, rummaging thru my dads garage sorting and collecting the ones with the best handles or colors has continued to this day (now i collect at antique stores cuz I cleared out my
Hand tools have been used by humans since the stone age when stones were used for hammering and cutting. During the bronze age tools were made by casting the copper and tin alloys that the period is named after in clay moulds. Bronze tools were sharper and harder than those made of stone. During the iron age iron replaced bronze, and tools became even stronger and more durable. The Romans developed tools
Bontecou is best known for the sculptures she created in 1959 and the 1960s, which challenged artistic conventions of both materials and presentation by hanging on the wall like a painting. They consist of welded steel frames covered with recycled canvas (such as conveyor belts or mail sacks) and other found objects.