Featured Artist – Mike Meyer
1203 ‘E’ Street – Washougal, WA 98671 – 360.835.8564
This month we are featuring a local artist with all the creative juices and energy to fit right in among our crowd!
Mike Meyer…a local earth-friendly garden artist!
Mike Meyer starting making birdhouses and bird feeders as gifts for family and friends. He fell in love with the creative process and in 2000, along with his equally talented wife Barbara, formed Earth Tones. They have been selling their unique art work at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market ever since.
In 2003, Mike was juried into Cracked Pots, an organization dedicated to recycling and the art created from recycled materials. You can see his garden art every year at the annual Cracked Pots Garden Art Show held at McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale, Oregon), in July.
Mike and Barbara use everything from tin cans, bottles and garden hoses to CD’s, rope and fabric in their, earth friendly, recycled and unique creations. They just finished a successful Yard, Garden and Patio Show at the Oregon Convention Center. For more information…give them a call 360.256.2392
Big Bench Birdhouse
Every once in a while you hit the jackpot. The treated 2×2 4 foot cedar pots used to create this structure were leftovers from a large construction site. When my good friend asked if I wanted them I had no idea he would bring me a pallet full. There must have been a hundred of them! I often wonder how chemically treated lumber is disposed of? -Mike
$400 with birdhouse…can be sold separately…please inquire
Pastel Squares Birdhouse
Made from scrap exterior grade plywood. The cavity and entrance hole is made to accommodate chickadees, finches and wrens. For easy cleaning, the metal pin is removed and the house and roof separate.
This birdhouse was created from thrown away rope, scrap woods, a bowl recovered from the dump, and old pot lid and a gutter spike that pulls out to separate the roof and body for easy cleaning.
Paint Brush Flowers
Used up paint brushes, paint can lids, wire scraps, and empty paint cans filled with cement. Big old rusty nails secure them into the ground wherever you like!
Old paperback books collaged with magazine cutouts and coated with two part marine epoxy resin. Scrap woods and various found doo-dads and gee-gaws. They all come with a length of scrap rebar for easy placement…just pound it in and slide they garden books on!
Blue Branch Bird Feeder
From various scrap woods, swimming pool liner, thrown away pieces of glass and plexiglass, wine corks, and a chunk of unknown metal.
The roof lifts off for pouring in seed, the body lifts off for easy cleaning, the branch is removable and the whole thing can detach from the stand for transport!
Come on in our store now and see Mike’s incredibly creative, and earth-mindful work!
Or check Earth Tones out at the following locations…
at McMennamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon
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