My name is Christopher Allen, and I have been creating art using recycled materials for about 3 years now. I primarily work with bottles, wire, bicycle parts, industrial materials, reclaimed wood, and plywood, but I also like to incorporate random materials I find on the street and on Craigslist. I love the idea of transforming everyday things, and things that are being thrown away, into art. My pieces reflect the natural world around us, with an emphasis on the ocean and trees. As a former English teacher, I also love incorporating literary themes and references.