From Toys to Art: Dominic Wilcox's War Bowls

From Toys to Art: Dominic Wilcox's War Bowls

Ashley Sheping
Jan 14, 2010

About a year ago, we were introduced to Dominic Wilcox's artwork at The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. His War Bowls were part of the exhibit, "The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects" and they were by far, our favorite. After researching the artist, we found that his melted toy bowls are just a fragment of his many talents.

Wilcox is known for creating art by using everyday items such as a clothes dryer, bic pens, an on/off switch, skimming stones, and cod liver oil tablets. His work is truly unique as are his ideas and inventions found on his blog: Variations on Normal. If you have a bunch of army men collecting dust in your attic and want to make a "war bowl" of your own, check out this article on

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