MORTEN ENDER
A (post)Modern Maker

My craftwork is anchored in upcycling.  "Upcycling," according to Ben Bridgens and his coauthors in their 2018 article titled "Creative Upcycling: Reconnecting People, Materials, and Place through Making," in the Journal of Cleaner Production, ". . . is reuse of discarded materials which results in an increase in value."  It is a deliberate, transformative process.  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.  

                              HOW TO BUY MY STUFF

1.  Identify your selection(s) by name from below.                                                                

2.  Send an email: morten.ender60@gmail.com with names of items(s) and your                     package mailing address.

3.  PAYMENTS:              Venmo: @morten-ender                                                                                                  Paypal: morten.ender60@gmail.com                                                                                             Check or cash are still cool

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Send a donation directly to the Munich Alumni Scholarship Fund and send me the receipt.

 

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 $25.00, and $75.00 unless otherwise listed plus postage.  Visit my Etsy.com shop "castoffsBYmorten" 

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 - SOLD HF Library Exhibit (Hawai'i)
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 Series - "Eat Fruit IV" - 2016 
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
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit LVIII" - 2023
Eat Fruit Dali Series - "Eat Fruit LIX" - 2023 - SOLD @ Dutchess Handmade Arts Fair, Poughkeepsie, NY

Size is 8 x 10

Bread series - "Bread III" - 2020 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
Bread series - "Bread VI" - 2024
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 - "Eat Fruit XXXI" - 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
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit XXXIX" - 2021 - $150.00 - SOLD Garrison Art Faire
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XLI" - 2021 - $165.00
Eat Fruit Dali 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
West Point series - "West Point XIV" - 2019
Florida series "FL VIII" - 2021 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
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
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit XLII" - 2022 - $145.00 - SOLD White Plains Art Fair
Point West series - "Point West VII" - 2022 - $45.00 - Sold Fernandina Beach Arts
Point West series - "Point West IX" - 2022 - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West XLV-" - 2023 - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West LII" - 2023 - $45.00
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit XLVII" - 2022 - $175.00
Water series - "Water" - 2022 - $45.00
Bread series - "Bread V" - 2022 - $45.00
American Dream series - "American Dream XXXV" - 2022 - $55.00 - SOLD Hoboken
American Dream series - "American Dream XIII" - 2016 - $75.00
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXXVII" Starbucks - 2024 - $55.00
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit LXX" - 2024 - $45.00
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 - SOLD Dobbs Ferry RiverArts
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 - SOLD Fernandina Beach Arts
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
Eat Fruit Dali series - "Eat Fruit XLIV" - 2022 - $145.00
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XLVI" - 2022 - $65.00 - SOLD Fernandina Beach Art Fair
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXXIII" - 2022 - $65.00
Point West Series - "Point West X" - 2022 - $45.00 - SOLD Fernandina Beach Arts
Eat Fruit Series - "Eat Fruit XLVIII" - 2022 - $150.00
Point West Series - "Point West XXXII" - 2022 - $45.00 - gifted donation
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit LII" - 2022 - $40.00
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit LIV" - 2022 - $50.00
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit LV" - 2022 - $40.00
Eat Fruit Dali Series "Eat Fruit LXII" - 2023 - $120.00
Eat Fruit "Eat Fruit LXIV" - 2024 - $45.00
Eat Fruit Dali Series "Eat Fruit LXVI" - 2024 - $125.00
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit LXVIII" - 2024 - $75.00
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit LXIX" - 2024 - $45.00
Eat Fruit Series "Eat Fruit CXXIII" - 2024 - $145.00
Eat Fruit Series - "Eat Fruit LVII" - 2023
Eat Fruit Series - "Eat Fruit LXVII" - 2023 - SOLD Hoboken
Eat Fruit Series - "Eat Fruit LXV" - 2023
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 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
Point West series - "Point West I" - 2021  - SOLD
West Point series - "West Point VII" - 2017 - Fernandina Beach Arts Market
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXIX" - 2020
Bread series - "Bread IV" - 2021 - SOLD Hoboken Arts Fest
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVII" - 2021 SOLD HF FFF
American Dream series -  "American Dream LXIV" - 2020 - SOLD Dutchess Handmade Poughkeepsie
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVIII" - 2021
Eat Fruit Dali 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
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit LI" - 2022 - $40.00 - landed in Charlottesville, Virginia
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit LVI" - 2022 - $40.00
Eat Fruit Dali Series - "Eat Fruit LXI" - 2023 - $155.00
Eat Fruit Dali Series - "Eat Fruit LXXI" - 2023 - $155.00
"Point West CIII" - 2024 - $55.00
"Eat Fruit LXXII" - 2024 - $175.00

Smalls  - most are 3 1/2" by 4 1/2"

Point West series - "Point West XXXVI" - 2023 (sold @ Garrison Art Fair)
Point West series - "Point West XXXVII" - 2023 - SOLD Hoboken
Point West series - "Point West XXXIX" - 2023 - $30.00
Point West series - "Point West XLII" - 2023 - $30.00
Point West series - "Point West XLIV" - 2023 (sold @ Garrison Art Fair)
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" - SOLD Hoboken
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
Point West series - "Point West XXXI" - 2022 - 5" x 7" - $35.00
Point West series - "Point West XXXIII" - 2023 - 5" x 7" - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West XLIX" - 2023 - 5" x 7" - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West XLVII" - 2023 - 5" x 7" - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West XLVI" - 2023 - 5" x 7" - $45.00
Point West series - "Point West XXVIII" - 2022 - 3 1/2" by 4 1/2" - $25.00 - SOLD
Point West series - "Point West XXIX" - 2022 - 3 1/2" by 4 1/2" - $25.00 - Hoboken
Rocks & Roses series - "Bolo Rose Tie I" - 2022 - $25.00 - gifted
Rocks & Roses series - "Bolo Rose Tie II" - 2022 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses series - "Bolo Blossom Tie I" - 2022 - $25.00 - Hoboken
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch VI" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00 - SOLD
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch VII" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch VIII" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch IX" - Gender neutral, flat stone and leaf lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch X" - Gender neutral, flat stone and rose lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00 - gifted
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch XI" - Gender neutral, flat stone and ginko leaf lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch XII" - Gender neutral, flat stone and rose lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
"Point West CXXXIV" - 2024 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch XII" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
"Point West CXXXIV" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXIII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXI" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXIX" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXIV" - 2024 - $30.00
Point West Series - "Point West XXXIV" - 2023 - SOLD Hoboken
Point West series - "Point West XXXVIII" - 2023 - $30.00
Point West series - "Point West XL" - 2023 - $30.00
Point West series - "Point West XLI" - 2023 - $30.00
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 - SOLD Dobbs Ferry RiverArts
Point West series - "Point West XXV" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 - Balto QG
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 - SOLD Fernandina Beach Arts
Point West series - "Point West XXVII" - 2022 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - $25.00 
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch II" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch I" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch III" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00 - SOLD
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch IV" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
Rocks & Roses Series - "Brooch V" - Gender neutral, flat stone and flower lapel brooch with pin and back clutch pinch. 2023 - $25.00
"Point West LXXV" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXIII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXIV" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXII" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXI" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXIX" - 2024 - $30.00 - gifted in DC
"Point West LX" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LVII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXXV" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXXIII" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXXIV" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West CXXXVI" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXX" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXV" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Cold Spring
"Point West CXXV" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXVII" - 2024 - $30.00
Thayer Hotel series - American Dream LXXIX" - 2021 - $35.00 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Point West series "Point West XXXV" - 2023 - SOLD Hoboken
Point West series "Point West XLV" - 2023 - $30.00
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" - SOLD Hoboken
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 XXX" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD Fernandina Beach Arts                     
Point West Series - "Point West XXI" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD Hoboken 
Point West Series - "Point West XXIV" - 2022 - $25.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD Hoboken
Point West Series - "Point West XLIII" - 2023 - $35.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - SOLD Hoboken
"Eat Fruit LX" - 2023 - $35.00 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
"Point West LXV" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Dobbs Ferry RiverArts
"Point West LXXXIX" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXXVII" - 2024 - $30.00 - gifted DC
"Point West LXXXVI" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXIX" - 2024 - $30.00 - gifted
"Point West LXXVII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXVII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXVI" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXXVIII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LXVII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West LV" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West L" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXXII" - 2024 - $30.00 - SOLD Hoboken
"Point West LXXXI" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXL" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXIX" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXXVIII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXVIII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXVII" - 2024 - $30.00
"Point West CXXVI" - 2024 - $30.00

Extra Large

American Dream series - "American Dream LXXVI" (15" by 18") - 2023 - $250.00
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXXVIII" (19 1/2" by 23 1/2") - Distressed Gothic Frame - 2024 - $250.00
Eat Fruit series 2019 - poster size 24" x 36" and behind glass with wood frame - $500.00