Art from Found Objects
I love using various found objects and repurposing them in my art, especially in my assemblages. The piece on the right is called Durga, and is composed of a shelf divider from Habitat for Humanity, a broken bowl, old jewelry, fabric miniblind end scraps, found bone and a sand dollar, and bits of wood found on walks. Right now, it’s on exhibit for the Craftland Show at The Scrap Exchange in Durham.
I’m lucky to have a Habitat for Humanity store and a place called The Scrap Exchange not far from where I live in Raleigh, NC. These are both terrific resources for finding good materials that can no longer be used for their original purpose.
The Scrap Exchange is having an extravaganza of events between now and the first of year, including Craftland, a show celebrating the creations of artists who make art from reusable materials or from materials that have an earth-friendly component. Craftland will be up until December 31st.
The Scrap Exchange is visible all over the Triangle area (which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) for hosting open craft sessions at various craft venues. There’s nothing more joyful than watching children parade their headdress creations at First Night, an annual new year’s celebration in Raleigh.