First Nations Masks in RotoTiller Style

A bonnet made from lawnmower blades is part of Peter McFarlane’s heralded series of First Nation masks and head dresses created from used objects (chainsaws, shovels, rototiller blades and more).  Based in British Columbia, where he is represented by Pegasus Gallery, McFarlane is a sculptor, painter and installation artist.

Wolf 20.5 x 8 x 31 (in), mixed media, recycled chainsaw parts

Home (above) is a silverware nest made from old silver spoons, knives and forks, which McFarlane calls “a nostalgic view of youth” that also reflects his own “empty nest” with children left from home.

Grinder, 16 x 18 x 12 x 31 (in), mixed media

Raven Stealing the (Home) Life, 14 x 27 x 36 in

Peter McFarlane’s website, here.

Artist statement, here.

14 replies »

  1. Very intriguing and a great way to recycle old stuff into something new-old fusion: past, present and future fused together in material, theme and shape.


  2. OMG! I just sucked in my breath as soon as the first image appeared! You see many people do these sorts of sculptures with reclaimed metal objects, but this is probably the finest/best I’ve ever seen (IMHO). Gotta share this!


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