Hi! I am an assemblage artist.
About 4 years ago, I started calling my art form "OBTAINIUM ART". . . and I define it as: Art made from materials not bought new, but obtained in other ways, such as second-hand, dumpster diving, chance findings or donations”. . . . . . And this is completely true. I never, ever, ever buy anything new, (except glue) everything i use in my art work was something else or part of something else before it became part of an art piece.