Saturday, February 12, 2011

Trash Rescue

So last May, as I was completing my Artist in Residence job, I was busy trimming and mounting student collages for display in a student art show. I couldn't help but noticing all the left over bits piling up in the trash bin next to me. I had a hard time convincing myself that what I was looking at was trash, and that it should stay right there in that bin where it belonged. Despite telling myself I did not really need to bring home any more stuff, all I could see was color and texture waiting to be worked into something new and exciting...
Getting just a little bit side tracked yesterday, I dug out the sewing machine and threads and...
lost myself to several hours of stitching, stitching, stitching. And when finished...
found myself busily collaging and weaving strips together to create backgrounds for smaller works of art. Here are a few examples of the finished backgrounds I intend to use:


Now all I need is some plexiglass, wood, spray paint and a few tools and supplies from my arsenal to finish these little guys! Time to start sketching designs...

2 comments:

  1. These are pretty awesome, Elizabeth! So inspiring!

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