Goblins from the Dustbin

Gail Trunick’s whimsical, crafty and creepy sculptures are conjured from the detritus of life’s neglected corners. It’s a type of zoölogical survey, cataloging the peculiar goblins and fantods that propagate in the junk barns and antique-shop backrooms of America.

Scary Look Within

Scary Look Within

Coming Unhinged

Coming Unhinged

Letter Be Male Man

Letter Be Male Man

Quick to the Draw

Quick to the Draw

Collage

Collage

Boogey Man (also called Childhood Nightmares) is a 3-D book and sculpture in one. It was purchased by a student from Russia and now has a home far away… just goes to show you that childhood fears and nightmares are international. (c) 2007

Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)

Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)

Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)

Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)

Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)

Do-It-Yourself Chiropractor

Do-It-Yourself Chiropractor

Nut Cracker

Nut Cracker

Cinderella and Her Glass Slippers

Cinderella and Her Glass Slippers

Pushing the Pedal to the Metal

Pushing the Pedal to the Metal

Everybody has a Story

Everybody has a Story

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)

When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)

Pot Head

Pot Head

Baby Grand

Baby Grand

Three Women Artists (Detail)

Three Women Artists (Detail)

Three Women Artists (Detail)

Three Women Artists (Detail)

Three Women Artists

Three Women Artists

Gail Trunick

Gail Trunick

“My clay and mixed media sculptures range from whimsical to ethereal and I strive to create work with context and meaning. My pieces tell stories, discuss events, narrate biographies and make strong statements. Making art is a problem-solving process in which texture and form are my catalyst. My work is often a metaphor for life, which is full of happiness and sadness, comings and goings, loss and recovery, upheaval and calm, forward thrusts and backward pushes. I use everything I see and dream to weave images in my minds eye into works of sculpture. My heart, my sense of humor, and my style of rendering my thoughts into three dimensions, are what make my sculptures uniquely mine. I am committed to going beyond what is in view and toward what I have yet to discover.” — Gail Trunick

View a short video on Trunick: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/06/the-art-of-rust-sculptures-by-gail-trunick/276498/
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2 Comments on “Goblins from the Dustbin

  1. I’m a fan of Gail’s work and own several pieces. Her work is fantastic–the small “Eddys” sculpture that resides on my desk at work elicits a lot of happy comments!

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