In the studio, the inventory gets methodically lined up on shelving according to the form they bring to mind. That is where Bill Knapp’s sculpture begins. Bill has been creating found object sculpture for more than twenty years, and has produced more than two hundred works of art. The work is made for the most part of scrap metal, machine parts, or simply “treasures” that others have discarded as if they were junk. Often these pieces are not only recycled into sculptural art but appear as if they have been engineered to perform a certain task, and eventually get their second chance becoming art. People, animals, and instrument-like pieces often appear.
Bill studied fine art at Towson University, and produces his art from his studio in Historic Ellicott City.