Off the hook
Found Objects (Brass trumpet carcass, telephone receiver, wire, lamp parts,random hardware, door locks)
28 ft. x 12 in.
Off the hook, Found Objects (Brass trumpet carcass, telephone receiver, wire, lamp parts,random hardware, door locks), 28 ft. x 12 in., 2016
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Outside of the practice room and concert hall, I create objects that extend my musical expression and complement the delicate act of performance with the risky business of maneuvering wood through various cutting and shaping devices. As I work, I ask myself, "why not?", if no reason comes to mind, I trod on wards. Unlike musical performance, where many rules govern the creative process, this work is the antidote at the end of the day that allows me the freedom of nonsensical juxtaposition. My primary source materials are remnants of defunct musical instruments and other found objects. As I have friends across the U.S. who are luthiers and musical repairmen, I have been the beneficiary of their refuse, and seek to breathe new life into these musical forms that remain intrinsically beautiful even when they are no longer playable. " - Dennis Parker