The gift of found object artists is the ability to see forms in discarded objects that most of us would never consider. Take this mattress that Sophie Marsham found in an alley. With a bit of decoration, it looks just like a sheep! She writes:
It was bought from an exhibition I had, by a client who had previously purchased a very large contemporary painting of a ball of wool. They told me that the painting and sculpture would be placed at either end of a large open-plan room. They would then be able to have a artistic dialogue with each other.... I like that!