John Garrett

Courtesy John Garrett.
Name
John Garrett
Also Known as
John Gilmore Garrett
John G. Garrett
born El Paso, TX 1950
Active in
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

John Garrett graduated with a master's degree from UCLA in 1976, and lived in Southern California for twenty years before settling in New Mexico in 1990. His work recycles beads, tire treads, plastic flowers, hardware, and hair curlers into vessel forms. The artist grew up surrounded by Native American baskets and pottery, and was always interested in the history of the people reflected in these objects. Garrett wants his pieces to inspire thoughts of abundance, of saving, of interior and exterior worlds, and, most of all, of the rewards of looking at things with a fresh eye.

Works by This Artist

1989
aluminum, paint, beads, and plastic
1995
printed paper, wood, brass, copper, and plastic
1996
steel, copper and tire bits
1987
nylon loops, plastic toy guns, clothesline, metal bullet castings and wire mesh
2001
mixed media