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A work of art – Independent.ie

However, Peter Pearson brings collecting to a whole new level. His collections include hundreds of old artefacts; what many would see as lumps of old stone, what more tuned-in types would recognise as architectural salvage, but which, to Peter, are things of beauty, as well as being important pieces of social history, and not just useful from a creativity point of view.

He has Doric and Ionic columns – many of which he found on builders’ skips – after they had been savagely torn out of period buildings in the Seventies. He has fragments of decorative plasterwork, he has old doors and fanlights – he even has a collection of old doorknobs, as well as keyhole surrounds.

via A work of art – Independent.ie.