This second pin is fashioned from tin can lid, a picture of a dog from the Yellow pages, broken auto glass, found metal rubble, and a battered old heart charm. I call this one Joe and to my mind, Joe doesn't look like he'd bite anyone.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Here, in general celebration of junk, are a series of junkyard dog pins. The first is made from a tin can lid, a metal heel guard, a scrap of copper, soda tin pop-top tabs, a battered locket, and excerpts from the Yellow Pages. The oblong braille template (made from a folded tin can lid) says "dog." The Yellow Page excerpt is just a random portion from the junk dealers listings. I like the way braille looks, and the hidden aspects of language (in this case, most sighted people can't read braille and blind people can't see the pin in the first place).