Best Transformer of Utensils Into Art New York 2005 - MATTHEW BARTIK
Mostly we neglect our cutlery after mealtime. But not MATTHEW BARTIK, who proudly displays his "fork art" in front of (rather than inside) uptown museums. Using pliers, he bends and shapes his implements into elaborate reptiles, orchestral musicians, religious figures, bracelets, motorcycles, doctors, athletes, and money clips. He'll even work on commission, maybe for a family portraiture in bent silver.