Featured Artists: Hayley Nolte & Scot Ray

Featured artist: Hayle Nolte and Scot Ray

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Richard and I were at the Denver Arts Festival and we fell in love with the work of our booth neighbors, Hayley Nolte and Scot Ray. They transform post-consumer metal containers into beautiful art.

Hayley Nolte & Scot Ray
Hayley Nolte & Scot Ray – Recycled Metal Folk Art

They flatten, hand cut. layer and hammer post consumer metal containers, onto a wooden base, then add roofing material  and distressed copper. The result is unique art characterized by highly tactile, color-dense, 2D relief surfaces.

metal folk art of a woman holding a frog surrounded by sunflowers
Mixed Media Metal Artwork – by Hayley Nolte and Scot Ray – Recycled Metal Folk Art

Check out Recycled Metal Folk Art’s web page at pburgcabin.wixsite.com. Check out their metal picture frames and metal-framed mirrors, as well as more of their 2D wall art. I know you will enjoy their whimsical work.

–Vicki Bolen, Paper Artist Extraordinaire

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Author: Vicki Bolen, Little Bird de Papel

I am a paper artist living and creating in Albuquerque, NM. Working with paper to create art gives me an appreciation for the beauty and cultural significance of this versatile material. I began by folding origami cranes, and over the years my work has evolved to include handmade greeting cards, book making, boxes and mono prints. Each piece gives me the opportunity to create something useful while expressing myself artistically. I attend numerous art and crafts festivals throughout the country because my intent is to share the joy I experience in making art. My artwork is also available through my Etsy and Redbubble shops.

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