September: A Visit to the Scrapyard / by Ben Sloan

My good friend, and incredible ceramicist, photographer, painter, and writer Mauri invited me to the alternate universe that is the Moskowitz Brothers full service recycling center. The landscape was wild; huge cranes lifting thousands of pounds of steel and iron, mountains of sinks, boxes of cymbals, and beautiful shapes with rusting colors everywhere. We spent the day digging through each area, pulling out great pieces to become instruments, or an armature for the instruments themselves. 

Mauri has a keen eye for composition, style, and design, so she very quickly pointed out some great finds. The space itself was so inspiring, that I found ideas for instruments began to generate just by walking around... basically I went home with way too much stuff.