The first one I made took 3 months and is in the National museums of Scotland. Now I can do one in about 3 days, that doesn't include the time it takes to take a TV to pieces, it is about one tv per hat
Just listen, very frustrating at the moment because I can't do it and watch Wallander as it is in Swedish. Yes, still TV licence here, I can't complain thought cos my brother is a sound engineer for them!
It is my brother's fault I got into this, he handed me a coil from a radio and said you are an arts student make something from this, my Dad (a physist and elctronics whizz) then said there was more wire in a TV.
But a lot of it comes from having parents brought after the war who don't get rid of much if it is usable. So my studio it is debatable what is materials in the raw and what is genuine trash
ahhh the tv license guy! I gave him a proper yellin' at for harassing us several times, knowing we did NOT have a TV. Plus made me think of "The Young Ones" when Vivian ate the TV when the license guy came around! hehehe...3 months to 3 days is pretty amazing!
Just had a wee look, interesting because I am working on a rag rug project funded by a local housing association. The tenants have donated clothes with memories (wedding dresses, ties from campaigns etc) and have joined me to create a rag rug of all these donated clothes. I have also added fabrics from a local charity shop and curtain shop that were donated to me for a previous project. The rug is of a house and is finally coming together as I type. But it has been an enlightening project to have insight it to these women's lives and my friend's who have helped me. Needless to say as much chatting has gone on as stitching. Memories and friendships created and remembered as we have gone along. http://abscraft.blogspot.com/
This is a series of rings made out of discarded crayon fragments. Because I used crayons that had been mostly used and then discarded, I ended up doing a lot of color mixing with the fragments so I could get substantial bands of color. More rings from this series can be found on my profile page- thanks for looking!
Here are two necklaces I made from plastic shopping bags. The flowers are painted and cut up, part of a series I did a few years ago. The black and metallic one is made from 12 layers of fused bags, folded and re-fused to make bead-like shapes. It is one of my contributions to the Beyond Garbage Project - a blog I started in November to encourage artists and other interested folks to find interesting ways to reuse materials and have fun exploring the artistic possibilities of garbage.
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
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