Art often takes you to unexpected places. Just ask Boise sculptor J. Amber Conger. Her latest commission is for the NASCAR American Warrior 300, a race that honors military and civilian service men and women on Sept. 1.
Conger, who works out of her Refinerii Studio in Boise, went with a gun theme for the piece. She used shotguns, rifles and handguns as “wings” and bullets on the base. The largest bullets are from the A-10 Warthog aircraft.
Conger works with recycled metals and found urban artifacts to create her large-and small-scale sculpture and jewelry. She has created public art for the City of Meridian and the Idaho Botanical Garden. She created the Boise Curb Cup trophy and is one of the organizers of the upcoming Carnevale art and performance experience at the garden on Sept. 14.
The NASCAR American Warrior 300 will be held Sept. 1 and aired on ESPN2.