Meet the man behind the fork.
Hi, I’m David…
I was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Wetaskiwin. Growing up, I could be found dismantling anything I could get my hands on. However, my creative mind required no instruction; I built things as my mind saw them and was fascinated by the construction industry.
Throughout my career, I worked in various industries before opening my first business, Vivid Customs. After that, I owned landscaping, oilfield servicing, and even transportation businesses. Despite what I was doing, I loved having the ability to use my creative flair for each job.
In 2018, I struggled through some personal obstacles and decided to hire a life coach. To help cope with the struggle of my healing journey, I made small creations out of nuts and bolts and later moved on to cutlery. I soon realized I could create incredible pieces of art that would become interesting conversational pieces. Thus, TheeUpCycler was born.
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David’s creativity shines through his work, and you can see that each piece is created with pride. This pride is shown exceptionally well in his TheeZoo display in his workshop. Here, David creates sustainable pieces made from recycled items such as cutlery and turns them into art and flowers. Using social medial, David hopes to encourage artists of all ages to tap into their creative skills and step outside of their comfort zones because you never know what that fork could become.
By using discarded objects, I can reduce my environmental footprint and inspire others to find beauty in the items that are often overlooked or quickly discarded while also using my creative vision in a way that nurtures the human spirit.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
I use 100% recycled materials! The majority of my art is made from cutlery!.
DO YOU MAKE CUSTOM PIECES?
Absolutely! Contact me with your ideas!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DOING A SHOW?
I’m always interested in promoting my work! Contact me and let’s talk!
WHY DO YOU MAKE ART FROM RECYCLED OBJECTS?
Too many people are too quick to just throw things away. I have found the beauty in the ‘scraps.’ Being able to take a piece of metal that had been discarded and turn it into a beautiful piece of art is what I am passionate about.
ARE THESE COPIES?
Absolutely not. All of my art is handmade by me. Every item I create is unique!
HOW CAN I BUY YOUR ART?
Head on over to my online store!