Molded from scrap wood, foam, cardboard, fabric and paper, then cast in scrap iron, each piece is finished with an acrylic patina inspired by the colors often seen in tailings ponds and landscapes of mining sites in the west. This series delves into the contradictions inherent in defining landscape and beauty. Bredehoft’s work explores and is informed by landscape and place, using a variety of materials to convey ideas through texture, form, color and more. Bredehoft received a 2016 Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Honorable Mention Award.
Image: The Tailings Project, 2015, acrylic patina on cast scrap iron