Colcord explores the streets of Kansas City for discarded treasure to transform into characters with elaborate stories—a robot, a wizard with a miniature lair, a heist team of eight. A gear here, a spring there, trash transformed into art. Colcord believes that art is something you engage with, something that you play with. Explore his experimental worlds and stop motion films on view at the Toy and Miniature Museum March 6 – June 9.
Just Colcord is a self-trained artist who began creating toys out of found materials in 2011. He usually spends a year exploring a particular vein of art— past endeavors have included a cast of puppets, handmade jugging balls, and carved wooden wands.