Michelle Reader creates unique figurative sculptures from household waste and found objects. Her sculptures are often representations of people, wildlife, vehicles or landmarks.
I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the inventiveness necessary to transform them into a sculpture. I like to make work that is interactive and inviting, tactile and colourful. The joy of working with found materials is the unexpected uses that can be found for them. For instance, an umbrella and a bucket combining to form the trumpet of a daffodil, deconstructed remote controls turning into the spots of a jaguar, or a gas mask becoming the face of a bumblebee.