Featuring Scrap Metal & Knotwork Creations
by Tim & Pamela Taggart
May 19 – June 13
Tim is a retired Wildland Firefighter, born and raised in Brownsville, Vermont. With his creative mind and skill from welding, Tim began to create his art from salvage materials and found objects. His work is designed to emphasize resourcefulness and encourage viewer engagement. Together Tim and Pam search for scrap metal at local flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales. Tim uses anything and everything he can lay his hands on for example: auto parts, cycle components, sprockets, gears, old tools, horseshoes and metal scrap. His artistic gift is what gives a new lease of life to metals found.
A few years ago Pam decided to start up the macrame creations, knowing that it would be something of interest and a fun hobby throughout the retirement days to come. To keep with the scavenger art objective of using upcycled materials, Pam uses recycled cotton cord for her macrame creations, as well as driftwood, tree branches and sea glass.
In February of 2020, they came up with the name of ‘Scavenger Art Creations’. The metal art created is rustic, not polished or painted. “We want to create metal art pieces that are in their original, somewhat rusty appearance to give it a unique look, and also make it affordable for others to enjoy.” After retiring in September 2021 as a teacher assisting at-risk middle and high school students; Pam created the name ‘Knotwork Creations’ for her macrame work. Pam and Tim both have been selling their creations over the past two years at Marketplaces and have shipped throughout the United States, creating custom orders at times, while living in Idaho.
Recently, Tim and Pam bought a home in upstate New York, in the town of Cambridge. The goal is to continue creating metal art and macrame in order to inspire others to appreciate the simple, neglected items from which our creations are formed. For more photos visit facebook.com/scavengerartcreations