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 3”x3” to 5”x7” to 8”x10” to 11”x“17 to poster size at 24”x36” pieces.  Prices are open but reserve prices are $45.00, and $75.00 unless otherwise listed.

All craft profits go directly to 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.
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
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
American Dream series - 2016 - SOLD
West Point series - "West Point XIX" - 2019
Eat Fruit series - 2016 - SOLD
East Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXI" - 2018
American Dream series - "American Dream VI" - 2016

Size is 8 x 10

Bread series - "Bread III" - 2020
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
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXXV" - 2020
Spillage series - "Eat Fruit XL" - 2021 - $200.00
Munich series - "Munich VIII" - 2020
West Point series - "West Point XX" - 2020
West Point series - "West Point IX" - 2017
Florida series "FL VIII" - 2021
American Dream series - "American Dream LXX" - 2020
Point West series - "Point West LXX" - 2020
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
West Point series - "West Point XV" - 2019
West Point series - "West Point XXI" - 2020
West Point series "West Point XXIV" - 2020
American Dream series - "American Dream LXV" - 2020
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXV" - 2019
Florida series - "FL III" - 2021
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
Munich series - "Munich VII" - 2020
Point West series - "Point West I" - 2021 
West Point series - "West Point VII" - 2017
Eat Fruit series - "Eat Fruit XXIX" - 2020
Bread series - "Bread IV" - 2021
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVII" - 2021
American Dream series -  "American Dream LXIV" - 2021
Thayer Hotel series - "American Dream LXXVIII" - 2021

Extra Small 

American Dream series - 2020
American Dream series - 2019 - SOLD
American Dream series - 2020
American Dream series -2020
American Dream series - "American Dream LXXV" - 2021
American Dream series - 2020
American Dream series - 2020
American Dream series - 2020
American Dream series - 2020
Thayer Hotel series - American Dream LXXIX" - 2021 
American Dream series - 2020
Fort Huachuca series - 1983

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