Local artist Jared Kotyk stands next to some of his art being displayed at Jita’s Cafe in Golden.

Recycling leads to art

Jared Kotyk has combined a passion for art with a passion for recycling.

Local artist Jared Kotyk is sharing his passion with Golden through an art display at Jita’s Cafe.

Kotyk, who moved to Golden from Saskatchewan three years ago, has several pieces from his eclectic collection hanging around the Cafe.

“My work is a little bit of everything. I use as much as I can recycled, and I do anything from painting and drawing to something like this,” he said pointing to a silver bracelet around his wrist that he made out of an old fork.

“It’s anything I can find that’s usually used, and find a way to make it into art.”

Kotyk will see a used object somewhere, get inspired by it, and find a way to turn it into something beautiful.

A few of the pieces hanging at Jita’s started from a trip to a garage sale.

“I bought a whole bunch of used cabinet doors at a garage sale, and it went from there,” he said.

This is the first time Kotyk has ever had a collection of artwork displayed in a public venue.

“This (the collection displayed at the Cafe) is a bunch of stuff that I’ve made over the past year, and I need to get rid of it so I can make more.”

The collection will be on display at Jita’s Cafe for at least a month, and everything is for sale. Prices are listed underneath each item.

“My art is my passion I guess, it’s what I do when I’m not doing anything else. Whenever I get a chance I go home and do art,” said Kotyk.

“Come down and check it out if anyone is into this kind of stuff.”