MORTEN ENDER
Craftwork

My craftwork is anchored in upcycling. Upcycling according to Wikipedia, is a deliberate process where people transform “ . . . by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater quality” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling). Downcycling converts products into something new of lesser value.  Upcycling stuffs can include clothes, food, music, industry, libraries, and design processes.  Recycled downhill skis are upcycled into homes (yurts) in Africa that are practical and sustainable (Salvalai et al., 2020). Upcycling belongs to a movement of deep ecology, sustainability, and environmentalism.

Arts and crafts are my application of upcycling.  My personal favorite is the towers of Simon Rodia popularly known as the Watts Towers that spiral up in Watts, (L.A.) California. Built almost 100 years ago, Rodia used plastic bottles, pieces of pottery, rebar, seashells, and other items. Other examples of upcycled crafts include driftwood sculptures (Picasso used bicycle parts) and quilts.  Objects include bottlecaps, skis, paper, documents, scrap metal, broken glass, dish towels, bones, concert tickets, keys, driftwood, and a cornucopia of different discarded materials.  In the spirits of Rodia, Basquiat, Warhol, and Banksy, I am putting my work out here.

I started crafting with an artist community in Pozzuoli, Italy south of Naples, between college semesters.  Today, I continue to exploit micro-debris such as expired credit cards, feathers, bread-ties, fruit and vegetable stickers, quilt pieces, and dried flowers and grasses in my crafts.  I repurpose objects into captured and restored representations of brightly colored mundanity.  Each piece is exceptional, one-of-kind, extemporaneous, and wrangled into a matt border and framed, named, and signed.  I hope you like them.

Sizes range from minis at 3x3 to 5x7 to 8x10 to 11x17 to poster size at 24x36 pieces.  Prices are open but reserve prices are $45.00, and $75.00 unless otherwise listed plus postage.  Visit my Etsy.com shop "castoffsBYmorten" at https://www.etsy.com/shop/castoffsBYmorten?ref=search_shop_redirect

All profits benefit the Munich Alumni (Endowed) Scholarship Fund: https://www.umgc.edu/costs-and-financial-aid/scholarships/scholarship-details.cfm?scholarship=Munich-Alumni-Scholarship&sid=295.

You can either send your donation directly to UMGC earmarked to the Munich Alumni Fund: http://impact.umgc.edu/s/710/18/home.aspx?_ga=2.202698001.1402674222.1602971079-1257535942.1602971079 and send me a copy of the receipt or pay me directly with PayPal at morten.ender60@gmail.com or Venmo at @morten-ender or cash or check are still good.
In 1992 we established the Munich Alumni Fund to commemorate the now closed University of Maryland Munich, Germany Campus (1950-1992) with an outdoor sculpture and a scholarship fund.  The sculpture (above two leaning students) was designed, cast, completed, installed, and unveiled by Munich Campus graduate Victor Letonoff in 1996.  The Fund provides annual scholarships of up to $1,000 each for University of Maryland Global Campus students enrolled in the European Division.   These folks include military and civilian family members including spouses, and adult children and in some cases, junior enlisted soldiers.

Size is 11 X 17

American Dream series "American Dream XI" - 2016 - $125.00 - SOLD - White Plains Art Fair
Con-Mo Collab series - "Con-Mo Collab V" - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of credit card and quilt pieces.
American Point series - "American Point III" - 2021
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit VIII" - 2016
West Point series - "West Point VI" - 2017
American Point series - "American Point I" - 2020
American Point series - "American Point II" - 2020
American Dream series - "American Dream XIV" - 2016
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit X" - 2017
Eat Fruit series - 2016 - SOLD
West Point series - "West Point XVI" - 2019
"Eat Fruit IV" - 2016 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
West Point series - "West Point XXV" - 2022
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit I" - 2015
American Dream series - 2016 
West Point series - "West Point XIX" - 2019 - Garrison Art Faire
Eat Fruit series - 2016 - SOLD
East Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXI" - 2018
American Dream series - "American Dream VI" - 2016
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXXI" - 2022

Size is 8 x 10

Bread series - "Bread III" - 2020 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
Con-Mo Collab series - "Con-Mo Collab IV" - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of credit card and quilt pieces.
Eat Fruit series - 2020 - SOLD
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXII" - 2020 - White Plains Art Fest Winner
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXV" - 2020
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XL" - 2021 - $200.00
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XXXIX" - 2021 - $150.00 - Garrison Art Faire
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XLI" - 2021 - $165.00
Spillage series - "FL V" - 2021 - $150.00
Munich series - "Munich VIII" - 2020
West Point series - "West Point XX" - 2020 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
West Point series - "West Point IX" - 2017 - SOLD - online order
Florida series "FL VIII" - 2021
American Dream series - "American Dream LXX" - 2020
West Point series - "Point West XXIII" - 2020 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXX" - 2022 - $100.00
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XLII" - 2022 - $145.00 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
Point West series - "Point West VII" - 2022 - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West IX" - 2022 - $45.00
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XLVII" - 2022 - $175.00
Con-Mo Collab series - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of dried flower and quilt pieces -  SOLD
Con-Mo Collab series - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of credit card and quilt pieces. SOLD
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXVII" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXIII" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - 2020 - SOLD
Munich series - "Munich VI" - 2020 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
West Point series - "West Point XV" - 2019
West Point series - "West Point XXI" - 2020 - SOLD - Beacon Arts Fest '22
Florida series - "FL XI" - 2021
West Point series "West Point XXIV" - 2020 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
American Dream series - "American Dream LXV" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXV" - 2019
Florida series - "FL III" - 2021
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XLIII" - 2022 - $175.00
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XLIV" - 2022 - $145.00
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XLVI" - 2022 - $65.00
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXXIII" - 2022 - $65.00
Point West Series - "Point West X" - 2022 - $45.00
Eat Fruit Series - "East Fruit XLVIII" - 2022 - $150.00
Con-Mo Collab series - "Con-Mo Collaboration III" - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of a dried rose and a quilt piece.
Con-Mo Collab series - "Con-Mo Collab VII" - 2020. A Connie Campbell-Hambley and Morten Ender collaboration of credit card and quilt pieces.
Eat Fruit series "Eat Fruit XXX" - 2020
Eat Fruit series "Eat Fruit XXXIV" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXVIII" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXV" - 2020
Munich series - "Munich VII" - 2020
Munich series - "Munich" - 2018
Point West series - "Point West I" - 2021  - SOLD
West Point series - "West Point VII" - 2017
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXIX" - 2020
Bread series - "Bread IV" - 2021 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVII" - 2021
American Dream series -  "American Dream LXIV" - 2021
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVIII" - 2021 - SOLD FFF
Spillage Series - "Eat Fruit XLV" - 2022 - $145.00
Point West Series - "Point West II" - 2022 - $45.00
Point West Series - "Point West XI" - 2022 - $45.00
Point West Series - "Point West VIII" - 2022 - $45.00
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit XLIX" - 2022 - $199.00
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit L" - 2022 - $150.00

Extra Small 

American Dream series - 2020 - x 1 Banksy @ The Yard, Beacon
American Dream series - 2019 - SOLD
American Dream series - 2020 - $40.00 
American Dream series -2020 - $25.00
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXV" - 2021 - 4" x 4"
Point West series - "Point West XV" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 - OTTAWA
Point West series - "Point West XIV" - 2022 - 5" x 7" - $35.00 - SOLD FFF
American Dream series - 2020 - SOLD White Plains Arts Fair
American Dream series - 2020 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
American Dream series - 2020 - $25.00 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
American Dream series - 2020 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00
Point West series - "Point West XIX" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00
Point West series - "Point West XXV" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 
Point West series - "Point West XVIII" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 - SOLD FFF
Point West series - "Point West XXIII" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 
Point West series - "Point West XX" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 
Thayer Hotel series - American Dream LXXIX" - 2021 - $35.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
American Dream series - 2020 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x  4 1/2"
Fort Huachuca series - "Arizona" = 1983 - 4" x 5" - $150.00
Point West Series - "Point West XIII" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD FFF
Point West Series - "Point West XVI" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Point West Series - "Point West XVII" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD FFF
Point West Series - "Point West XXVI" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
Point West Series - "Point West XXII" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
Point West Series - "Point West XXI" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 

Extra Large

American Dream series - "American Dream LXXVI" (15" by 18") - $250.00
Eat Fruit series 2019 - poster size 24" x 36" and behind glass with wood frame - $500.00