Sunday, October 11, 2015

Organic Leaf

                                   Inorganic Leaf - Created from Plastic

Styrofoam tray that produce is packaged on. That's how this piece of recycled art was made.
Pieces of Styrofoam tray and the trays themselves as the frame. Metallic paint in circles and strips.
Texture and color.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cat in Paper Pieces

Pieced Paper Painting on Pizza Box

She could be a quilted piece but she is a paper piece. Repainted newspaper
with lots of pattern and texture.
Collect up square pizza boxes and paper mache them into
canvases for pieced paper art.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Heart Girl

    Found parts were added together. A sweet angel girl 
    Showed up. 
    Cast paper. Decorated paper. Texture all around.


    Shapes on paper with acrylic pens

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Shabby Angel

      Angel Girl of Found Material

Lots of texture in this angel .....stacked yogurt
Cups make the base. Decorated with rolled and twisted newspaper. 
Hot melt glue lace.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Angel in Dark and Gray

Angel So Dark

All recycled from rolled papers to paper
pulp to deconstructed cardboard.
She stands alone on the
wedding cake.

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Published June 2015!!

The preview issue of Somerset Studio Gallery
came in the mail today.
My personal totems from recycled packaging
are featured on page 79.
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Whimsical Village

Toon Town

Multilevel town from Styrofoam tray parts. Decorated with
chalks and pens. That sun in  the sky is hot melt glue.
The deconstructed corrugated cardboard is the sky ground
on a paper mache-d box as the canvas.
This one can sit on a shelf or hang
on the wall.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Single Figure

                     Single Figure
A small (4 x6) piece from recycled materials. The black paint was textured with plastic wrap and let dry. A cutout ( using a lightweight product box) was positioned over the textured background. Black paint was dry brushed around it to pop out the shape of the figure. Red acrylic was also slightly dry brushed. Once dry a white Soufflé pen was used to draw the lines and stars. Unpredictable and lovely!
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Sunday, February 22, 2015


Me and the Moon
In a collage of simple things the circles and squares
are the unknown spaces.
I find the moon in the circles and squares.
Woman in the moon.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fish in a Row: Aquarium

Paper-mache ice cream bar boxes for canvases. Yogurt cups make the decorative
ovals that join the three. Underwater swirls and bubbles cut form discarded Styrofoam meat and produce trays.
The fish could  be carp or dolphins or whales.
Also cut from Styrofoam meat trays and decorated with hot melt
glue decorations.
Dive in.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Stamped Sheep

Stamped Sheep
Primed and painted newspaper for the paper.
Heavy junk mail for the rectangular stamps.
Cut the sheep shape out of heavy postcard junk mail.
Use the sheep shape as a stamp. Paint with white paint and
press into the rectangle.
When the paint is dry use a black pen to draw the sheep faces and ears.
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Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth
Papier-mâché on cast off boxes are the canvas.
It crease a nice depth and is good use of things that would
just fill up the garbage can.
Once the paper mache is dry the boxes are primed and painted.
I use paper pulp to cast leaves. I use paper pulp to create organic texture sheets with
I twisted junk mail into spirals and a dancing figure.
Into the labyrinth mysterious and dark.
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