Recycled packing paper, Synthetic yarns, Plastic produce bags, Canvas, Acrylic pigment.40" x 12" x 3"
Used paper packing material, plastic mesh produce bags, and jute worked with fiber techniques of knotting, coiling and stitching are combined with acrylic pigments and mounted on stretched canvas. This work upcycles materials destined for the landfill and continues the theme of ' one man's trash is another man's treasure'. The title evokes thoughts of the current divisive status of our culture.
Used cardboard packing material, Plastic market bags, Raffia, Shedded macaw feathers36" x 12" x 6"
Upcycling of used packing materials, discarded macaw feathers, produce plastic bags, combined with acrylic pigment, knotted raffia all come together in a statement of color, line and movement to continue the series ‘Keep It Out Of The Landfill’ and ‘One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure.’
A very contemporary work created with color, movement and texture. Part of a series of work started in 2021 that use discarded packing materials and other items destined for the landfill. Turning trash to treasure, I strive to repurpose items that would otherwise be thrown away. In this particular work cardboard packing pyramids, bird netting, a plastic shopping bag, canvas scraps and fiber necklaces from the ‘80’s come together with acrylic pigment to fulfill the statement: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.