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My collages are my visual stories of the struggles and triumphs of a life well lived, of the brutality of death and the joy of birth. The smallest of objects can start the creation of a piece, igniting a memory, which grows as the piece grows. My collages are stories of my life, from my poor up bringing to finding “god” in the most unlikely places. The collages are a stitch out of time, frayed scraps mounted over layers of felt and lace with bits of shells to tell a story about a day at the beach or maybe just the thought of wanting to see the ocean translates into a shell.
My technique involves the freehand cutting of antique materials into shapes, which I pin loosely to a white board, “painting with textile”. Later I adjust, recut, combine, and recombine them till the story is told. Each piece represents a piece of who I am.
Salvaged, recycled, natural materials enrich my pieces. I believe in respecting the materials I use by letting them speak for themselves, they also have a story to tell. I embrace the tattered and disheveled quality of the materials I use. I find them beautiful and inspiring.
The placement of each element within the composition and the feeling this evokes is an important factor to telling the story I want to tell.
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"Thank you Beatrice. I appreciate it. And, yes the dead rose is what touches me a lot more than the live one. The live rose is all about "pretty" and perfection and the dead rose has the beauty of vulnerability and the tenderness of the…"
"I had to tell you. I really love your work. I love decay in nature and in items people use. I am always trying to find an effective way to show it's beauty... and you have. You give me hope that I am not out here alone loving not the rose but…"
Thank you Beatrice. I appreciate it. And, yes the dead rose is what touches me a lot more than the live one. The live rose is all about "pretty" and perfection and the dead rose has the beauty of vulnerability and the tenderness of the decay process.
Thanks! I am so glad you like my work. I think we are going in opposite directions. :) I am heading away from metal and really enjoying more natural materials like hair, and you are moving towards metal. :)
You should take a course on soldiering. I bet you could find an introductory course near by. Have you ever seen craftallert.com? I think it deals with shows and workshops in Canada and America, though I am not sure. I used to work at a jewellery gallery with workshops and we held courses that taught basic metal work. You would probably really enjoy it. I could see wire work with your fiber pieces too and wire is fun and easy to learn the basics. Let me know if you want any specific advice on metal working or techniques.
If you do soldier you can be messy, but the soldier turns yellow over time. Which could be cool, but you should be aware of it. :)
I hope you get into the groove again. I go through stages...best to just work when you feel like it. :)
i grew up rural, studied bfa in jewelry + metalsmithing at the university of kansas 2000, moved to st. louis mo following then girlfriend - now wife - that sorta worked, i work at craft alliance - www.craftalliance.org - where i am chair of the jewelry + metalsmithing area and the community outreach manager, and am wraping up an mfa this spring at southern illinois university edwardsville with a five week stand at the new grand center craft alliance - once again - www.craftalliance.org - most of the posted work is/has taken place in the north st. louis neighborhood in which i live.
Tie-Dye Dye it, Wear it, Share it Author: Shabd Simon-Alexander Potter Craft, Published June 4, 2013 ISBN-10: 0307965732 ISBN-13: 978-0307965738 USD 22.99 Anyone who lived in the 70s definitely remembers tie-dye experiments on a variety of fabrics. Twisted, crunched, sometimes worked with elastic bands as resists, then dipped or…See More
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