Derrell said most of his material comes from “dumpster diving on remodel sites of old homes and barns” while his ideas are “mostly ‘eureka theory’ ideas where the light bulb lights”. Plumbing copper, roofing tin, driftwood, old lumber and other items make up his palette. And thus my art enterprise
Derrell was a close friend of Montgomery artist Mose T who exposed him to folk art in the late 1980’s. “He called me Plumberfriend and thus my art enterprise is Plumberfriend Copperworks.
Derrell’s creations began when he closed his plumbing shop and turned it into a studio. He began making copper flowers around 2003, but later started making other pieces out of his found objects. His soldered copper flowers stand alone or are combined with wood and metal found objects.
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Single Copper Flower
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Item #: 11485 -
The copper flower and vase is adhered to a slab of darkly colored wood. The vase holding the flower is a bright red color. This piece of art is approximately 13" in height and signed by the artist.