The title of this exhibition was perfect for Aiden as from a very young age Up-cycling has been an idea close to his heart. He enjoys working with found objects as they can help him to create familiar and sometimes nostalgia evoking forms.
Aiden has had a lot of fun producing this body of work, for some of the pieces he set himself the challenge to work almost entirely with scraps of wood, metal and acrylic found on the workshop floor, working in this way could feel quite limiting as very often scrap materials have defects that can dictate the form the piece will take, but for Aiden this isn’t a bad thing! By working within these limitations you can get some truly unique results.
In this collection Aiden has tried to convey a soft, tactile and familiar feel. He has sourced materials from some quite unlikely places, namely an old pair of wooden bottom shoes, a broomstick, an old chopping board and broken board games.
Aiden first produced a small body of work for us for our Fairytale Exhibition a couple of years ago taking his brief really seriously – his little blog post is here. Here at Heart Gallery we love the way Aiden works, what he produces and how he produces it so we really hope you can get along to see this new collection by Aiden before the end of October.