Challenge your assumptions of what art is! Focus on the artwork and creative restyling of a master upcycler, Richard Honan. Upcycling or “creative reuse” creates unique, contemporary artwork, yet the audience for this work reaches far beyond the typical art community. These pieces are organic, raw and local with a focus on environmental conservation, reducing carbon footprint and reconnecting to the land. Viewers are drawn towards the artwork as they recognize familiar objects. Driftwood with warm gray tones, subtly faded colors mingle with soft weathered beach glass and fisherman’s rope. Children and adults alike delight in seeing common items reborn in new, sometimes humorous, ways. The works open up a dialog about discarded items and our environment. Richard is a master of creative reuse. His works reclaim discarded materials and produce a completely new, original product.