Found Objects

Trompe-l’oeil or assemblage inspired by found objects and art by Daniel Douke.



Barricade with Skid Marks

Daniel Douke is inspired by everyday objects. At first sight, viewers tend to assume that his works are actual “found objects,” perhaps just slightly manipulated. But the artist in fact makes them from scratch, using traditional artist materials. “I simply try to make the ordinary extraordinary,” is how Douke describes it.

Daniel Douke, Barricade with Skid Marks, 2014, acrylic on canvas over wood


Make It Your Own

  • Be inspired by the work of Daniel Douke and draw or paint an object using trompe-l’oeil (a French phrase meaning to fool the eye by giving an illusion of reality).

  • Be inspired by the same objects that Douke is inspired by and create an assemblage sculpture, using materials you find at home. (Assemblage is a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects together).
  • Use cardboard, styrofoam, toothpicks, tape, string, paint, etc. in order to make the ordinary extraordinary.
  • Be playful! Experiment! Share your artwork with us on Instagram!


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