Featured Artist:

Aaron Noleen

About our Featured Artist

This project has been years in the making.  Here’s the short story… Actually, let me take you on a little journey.  

One of the things I admired most about my father is that he was a true jack-of-all-trades.  He could do all repair work on the house, fix most things with his car, grow an impressive garden and preserve the food, crochet you an afghan or sew a costume, and DJ some great tunes.  If he didn’t know how to do something, that was his chance to learn something new.

My fingers are in a lot of different pots.  One of my main branches is that I have a general contractors license.  Most people like to upgrade their kitchens and bathrooms. This leads to a lot of materials being removed from the house.  Seems like everyone is fine with throwing most of it in the trash.  This goes against my grain a bit. So, I will salvage whatever I think I can reuse.  Sometimes, I end up holding on to “trash”, for years.  (like mirrors or tile)

In 2018, a client wanted her cedar fence replaced.  I started to wonder if I could do something with the old boards instead of taking them to be recycled. I was not sure what I was going to do with them.  But, I knew the potential was there.  I have used a little around my house for a custom backsplash with tea shelves. A good portion has been used to make these mirrors.  I wonder how long the rest will be sitting in my backyard?? 

Thank you,

Aaron Noleen