Incredible ‘dresses’ from reclaimed materials

Today I  discovered a feature in American Style on mixed-media sculptor John Petrey. His collection of multi-dimensional dresses with a pop – culture Americana feel, are crafted from an array of unconventional salvaged materials, including: bottle caps, playing cards, yardsticks, and roof tiles.

Sturdy and tactile, his sculptures are created by layering the recycled materials on a resin base, and attaching them with rivets. He has created over 150 different ‘dresses’, which have been sold to private collectors, hospitals, and art museums. They retail between $3200 and $15,000, so if that’s a little out of your price range, you can still get your ‘fix’ by checking out this video or peruse the gallery his website.


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