Deer Isle Sculptor Finds Inspiration in the Trash



Wood, scrap metal and old car parts aren’t by definition whimsical materials.

 

A rather eclectic looking gang sits in front of Beerits’s studio at Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies.—CYNDI WOOD
A rather eclectic looking gang sits in front of Beerits’s studio at Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies.—CYNDI WOOD

But in the hands of Deer Isle sculptor Peter Beerits, junk is just a few screws and some creative thinking away from being art.

“The Deer Isle dump is really as good as it gets,” Beerits said.

He visits several times a week “just to see what’s there,” and maintains his own junk pile in the woods near his workshop.

His finds are incorporated into the hundred or so sculptures on display at Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies, the jam company he owns with his wife, Anne.

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