About the Artisan
Minnesota artist Devin Johnson tells stories about humanity through his art. Inspired by his belief that any artistic endeavor should be environmentally friendly and sustainable, he uses a variety of recycled, salvaged, antique and found materials in his work. Each material is a unique artifact, chosen not only for its beautiful colors and textures, but also for its historical or technological significance. Devin brings these mechanical and industrial characteristics to the surface, releasing the energy of each artifact's past as he transforms it into a finished piece.
Product Description: Sunburst Metal Cuffs
Repurposed from found and salvaged metals, each cuff is one-of-a-kind. Minnesota artist Devin Johnson creates the base of each cuff from strips of vintage serving platters made of copper, brass and silver-plate. The heads of obsolete fire sprinklers pulled from buildings around Minnesota are held on with a found world coin and a handmade copper rivet, creating a distinctive decorative statement. Devin searches farms, estates, auctions, basements, scrap yards and numerous other sites to find an interesting variety of shapes, sizes and colors create a unique collection of cuffs.
Product Description: License Plate Cuffs
Looking for a creative gift idea or a one-of-a-kind statement piece? These hand-finished, 100% recycled license plate cuffs fit the bill. Minnesota artist Devin Johnson uses license plates salvaged from junked cars in Minnesota and the Midwest to create these unique pieces. The durable, flexible aluminum is still reflective for safety, making these cuffs a great accessory for bike riding at night.
|Artisan/Company Name: Devin Johnson|
|Product Type: Sunburst Metal Cuffs & License Plate Cuffs|
|Made in: Minnesota|
|Available at: Bachman's on Lyndale only|