Mechanic’s Wrenches


You do not need exotic locations, expensive items, or provocative ideas to create art. You don’t have to be a painter, sculptor, or photographer to be an artist either. Subsequently, by their acts of creation; the mechanic, plumber, carpenter and electrician become creators and artists in their own right. Their everyday tools also become pieces of art themselves.

The beauty and interest of these tools lies in the details of the pieces themselves, each having their marks and abrasions telling their own individual stories. The pieces portrayed here are part of a collection from my brother; a retired electrician, my father, and my step father. Each piece is filled with personal memories both good and bad, the scars of being abused by children, and the marks left by heavy use including purposes they were never intended for. Each piece has a story to tell, often overlooked, but pieces of art in their own light.

This photographic still life of wrenches printed on metal is available at, matted framed and printed on canvas or paper at, or a version with a printed film border is  available at  Enjoy and as usual feel free to comment and/or share across the social media universe.

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