A transformative process that embraces accidental gestures and an common object. The practice is based on the purchase, use and disposal of ordinary aluminum can. Focusing on the dent, the crease and the scratch as sculptural techniques. Formed by hand, without tools or extraordinary methods, to reflect the normal actions imposed on a discarded object.

Through sculpture I try to create something unique out of an ordinary object.

My name is Noah Deledda and I make sculptures by crushing empty aluminum cans. Now, that is a simplified description of my artistic process, but there is more to the story. Through sculpture I try to create something unique out of an ordinary object. In this case, a common disposable object. The technique itself also embodies this theme of elevation by implementing the incidental gestures of disposal, The scratch dent and Crease. Through artistic principles these actions are re-imagined. The scratch for instance, when repeated and refined, has a polishing affect which reveals a brilliant raw material of the otherwise ordinary consumer item.

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

― Confucious

Likewise, crushing denting and creasing become a method to create design, precision, symmetry and balance. Mind you this process developed over years through trial and error and lots of practice. It’s important to me that this is all carried out by hand without special tools or extraordinary manipulation. The shaping of the can is a thumb driven process that cooperates with the form of the cylinder. The concept of artistic elevation continues as the sculptures are framed and meticulously documented. Documentation has led to producing creative video projects, as a way to further the narrative of my art. To look at it through a different lens if you will. My goal, and reason for ever making art, is to raise awareness of the importance of the creative process. This drives me to create work that challenges perception and inspires curiosity.



Noah Deledda

An American artist known for painting, sculpture, printmaking and design with an inclination to divergent approach. His most recent acclaim being sculptures that re-contextualize the ordinary, dented aluminum can with a method that embraces the incidental gestures of disposal.

Born: August 2nd, 1978, Detroit, MI


Exhibition History:

Armory Week 2018

  • Stricoff Gallery | Chelsea, NY

Art Basel Switzerland 2017

  • Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel, Spectrum 2017

  • Miami, FL

Illsol Gallery 2017

  • Tampa, FL

Audi Boundary Gala Exhibit 2016

  • Vancouver, BC

Aavid Art and Engineering Global Exhibit 2014

  • Laconia, New Hampshire, USA

  • Bologna, Italy

  • Shenzhen, China



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