Grand Junction, CO
Photos don’t really do justice to these one-of-a-kind copper sculptures by Colorado artist Jamie Vaida. Vaida has spent years perfecting his striking new style: creating beautiful, often functional, pieces of art from recycled metals. He begins simply, with discarded metal, often from a scrap yard. He looks for beauty and shape in a given piece in its raw form, then twists and bends the copper to bring out the full potential hidden within that shape.
Vaida’s work is reminiscent of the style promoted by Gustav Stickley during the "Arts & Crafts" movement. Born of the Industrial Revolution, Stickley encouraged a return to hancrafted designs that show the labor of the craftsman.
Vaida’s work would be right at home in an Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie or Mission Style home, but in today’s world of eclectic decorating it would add a bold statement to any room.