Artist Member since 2024
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DiscArted Objects
(As in "Discarded items turned into Art Objects")
Creating “Dynamic Art” is not something that seemed to be on my path a few years ago, it just sort of happened…
I have enjoyed a long career in the IT world, but now, retired, I have found a new way to express my creative urges, whilst making use of my IT background at the same time. This website shows some of the “DiscArted Objects” that are a result of this new occupation.
Art by Jos van der Wielen
Art by Jos van der Wielen

An important additional factor for all of them is UPCYCLING (a better version of recycling): I give second hand materials a third life by combining them into complete new things...
So, the majority of the materials I use for my creations are discarded items, things that have been thrown away or given away.
An important source of material is therefore the supply of second hand stores in the area; some let me rummage through their containers of unsellable items.
Useful things are also donated by people who know what I do.


The majority of my creations are “dynamic” objects, because electronic components have been added, programmed to make the resulting construct capable of producing movements and light, and able to respond to signals from its environment.

The idea is that these activities only occur rarely, after random periods of time, which makes the combined behaviour quite unpredictable.