Michael Shiloh

Artist - Engineer - Educator - Weird stuff aficionado

Salvaged Machinery

I like to salvage machinery. I like the rusted, corroded, bent, peeling paint aesthetic. I like the physical work involved in moving a heavy piece of machinery so that I can get access to the bolt that will free it. I like the puzzle of figuring out how to free a bolt that is so rusted that the head breaks off.

I like reusing things that have been discarded, that society has written off, that have been deemed "use-less", of having no further use. I like proving that assessment wrong.

I like not using new materials. It feels subversive.