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Scrapwood Renaissance

American Made Since 2011

Eric Graffam

Biddeford , Maine
Recycling both the beautiful and quixotic of discarded materials and "Saving the planet one sculpture at a time," Scrapwood Renaissance was born!

Tell us about your business.

Beginning in the spring of 2011, following the birth of my son, I began to create found object sculpture inspired by my love of antiques, unique objects and a desire to reuse materials already available to reduce my carbon footprint. Scrapwood Renaissance has since made it a necessity to produce work from at least 90% recycled material, and has gained quite a following in parts of southern Maine. Each design is one-of-a-kind, quirky, and just plain fun! Materials such as license plates, car and bike parts, antique doorknobs, nails, hinges, and pieces of barn and driftwood complete each unique design. I hope to continue to create unique pieces of art for designers, commercial spaces, and private collectors and expand my vision and scope of materials as the years progress. Just as my son Peter continues to be a source of love, hope, and inspiration in my work, so too is my desire to evoke originality and eco-friendly behavior in the art and minds of others.

What makes your business stand out?

Scrapwood Renaissance a small business, fueled by creative thought, love, and the desire to promote an entrepreneurial spirit for both our son and for future generations, and to the spread the message that beauty and art can be found in that which is often overlooked and discarded.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Do what you love and the eventually the money will follow.

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