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David Betts creates whimsical art out of everyday objects. (Credit: Victoria Caruso)

David Betts is an assemblage artist based in Mattituck. (Credit: Victoria Caruso)

Meet David Betts. He’s an assemblage artist who creates whimsical creatures out of everyday objects.

After working in the corporate world for over 30 years, the Mattituck-based retiree has found joy in scavenging the North Fork for unwanted things, giving objects like old paintbrushes and broken dressers new meaning. His overarching goal is to make people laugh — whenever he finishes a piece, he fabricates a comical story to go alongside it. Betts’ art can be found at In The Attic Too in Mattituck and on his Instagram, @betts622.

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Made on the North Fork is a series that takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the North Fork’s most ambitious artisans and makers.