The magical world of Ritch Branstrom’s artistic vision fashions Michigan’s raw material of cast off automobiles, beach finds, discarded farm implements and the homely detritus of people into three-dimensional works of eloquence, humor, and heart. Those who feel an affinity with the the tapestry of cultures, lore, beauty and natural resources that comprise the Great Lake State, will find its expression in the work of this Michigan native. His Found Object Art is a natural result of his upbringing which spanned the diverse cultures of both of the State’s peninsula's. This visionary work mixes remnants of the modern industrial machine age with elements of the natural landscape in a resourceful, engineered, quirky kind of way. His knowledge of, and appreciation for the provenance of many of the components results in a humorous- yet poignant- style with multiple levels of interpretation and meaning.