Nantucket Roadside Art


Oates

Matt Oates has been collecting weed whackers for awhile now, always with a plan.


Oates


Oates

Matt is known as the bird house guy. He’s built several hundred birdhouses from scrap wood, and put them up all over the island. You’ve probably passed his house and caught a glimpse of some of his earlier sculpture at 113 Hummock Pond Road.


Oates

In early January, he began his latest project, sculptures made from found objects, mostly from the landfill.


Oates

Matt began with the vacuum cleaner, and building upon that idea, a week or so later he had completed his exhibition. Why the vacuum cleaner? “Humans overwhelmed by nature are always trying to clean it up. Technology is empty and hollow, and nature will always bite us in the butt.”


Oates

Then some mosquitos.


Oates

No telling how long it will be up, so check it out if you haven’t been out that way in a while. More photos here.

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: