In our busy day to day lives, it takes a lot to make a person stop, take notice, and think for a minute. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across a sustainable sculpture of Sto Buckets that did just that! Artist Jason Peters created the amazing Sto Bucket work of art seen above. Peters, who resides in Brooklyn, NY, says, “In my work I attempt to trigger and explore both intellectual and emotional reactions to the ways in which objects interact with their surrounding environment. I can shift the focus from individual pieces to the environment as a whole, helping viewers experience the ways in which my work changes that environment.” In 2004, Jason had traveled to New Mexico to visit with family. As he was driving around, he suddenly saw a giant yellow pile in the back of someone’s yard. Since Jason uses found objects of large quantities to make his sculptures, he immediately felt some inspiration from seeing the yellow flash by, and knew he had to stop and investigate. Jason found the house where the pile resided, and approached the owner about the contents of the backyard. It turned out to be a contractor who sold Sto products, and he had a collection of empty Sto buckets. The contractor was willing to part with most of the buckets to allow Jason to have them to create a piece of art. This “serendipitous” event, according to Jason, started the beginning of a series of bucket sculptures, some of which can be seen here.
“If it hadn’t been for that moment, I might not have used buckets,” said Peters. The Sto bucket guided Jason to a new avenue of his work. The Sto bucket was able to take on a new life, recycled into a living sculpture, able to trigger a reaction in onlooker’s daily lives.
For more information on Jason Peters and his work, please see www.jasonpeters.com