In this video, Johnny Swing discusses how he was destined to be a sculptor; making things, for him, has always been an enjoyable means of figuring out solutions to problems. Swing repurposes everyday materials, from U. S. coins and baby-food jars to wheelbarrows and satellite dishes, to create furniture, lighting, and other functional sculptures. Deftly merging the often-divided worlds of art and design, Swing meticulously creates eclectic sculptures. His Quarter Lounge uses over 5,000 quarters welded together to create a gracefully curvilinear yet functional lounge chair. The piece was among several works by Swing featured in the Tang Museum Alumni Invitational 3 (2011). CREDITS| Producer/Camera/Editor: Vickie Riley. Interview: Ian Berry. ©The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2011


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