With a little ingenuity anything is possible…
Since the beginning of this year, I have been making balls of yarn from recycled textiles and thinking what to make with the cordage…
Stay tuned for next steps. Hint, even bigger balls of recycled yarn.
I buy retired authentic nylon commercial fishing nets for my work. Most nets get approximately 2 years of use before they lose integrity from being torn and repaired too many times.
I find the flexibility of the grid, fascinating. Everytime I look, i see something different in the lines.
Thank you to the many people in my life both near and far who collect randoms things for me. Opening a box and sorting through these treasers gives me great job. I appreciate every single one of of you.
I believe in materiality and sustainability, resulting in an affinity for using recycled materials in my artwork. My brain sees a re-use opportunity in everything. There are a few things I am currently amassing for ongoing repurposing projects.
I’m looking for abandoned shopping carts, plastic straws, old t-shirts and jeans, large colored bottle caps, pony beads, buttons, ribbon, yarn, bolts of fabric, paracord, fishing net, action figures, old toys and broken jewelry.
If you have access to any of these items, message me and let me know.
PS… yes Im still looking for shopping carts.
Ribbon and caution tape Sorting by color story Cut ribbon Pony beads on grocery mesh
We all carry emotional baggage Naturally; these manifests differently for each of us. Some of us carry suitcases of pain and bitterness while some of us just have a backpack. As an empath, I carry a lifetime of disappointments and racial traumas.
Being alive means having the capacity to carry past experiences and learn from them. But there’s a point when this baggage becomes too much. Carrying too much emotional baggage can literally stop us from being open to new experiences, intimacy and growth.
How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice to let it define us or to let it go and move forward.
My baggage carts are designed as a vessel for racial and class traumas. My baggage carts serve…
- to separate myself from these experiences.
- to grant access to grace.
- to create a new possibility for myself, free from the constraints of the past.
Made a mini zip tie blanket and playing with draping it over different substrates like this basket in my studio.
Reminds me of coral…
Made progress on this angle of the Shopping Cart.
Flipping the cart over to see what I see and tackle the other POV.