Christine Stewart's Profile
Connecting with nature and finding creative new uses for items that could easily be forgotten or discarded are two of the many things that bring me joy. My art touches both of these sources.
All of my painted upcycled shirts (AKA gently recycled) incorporate prints and/or airbrushed silhouettes of natural found objects. Most are leaves or twigs culled from nature walks, but sentimental favorites include combings from an old friend's beach and bullhorns my father hauled back by train from a pre-WW II trip to Mexico.
Similarly, many of my polymer jewelry designs have been inspired by nature - spring blossoms, trees in autumn, oceans, even a winter solstice celebration! My pendants often feature the addition of antique crystals, vintage beads, or cascades of stones, glass, and sterling beads, some purchased, some given by friends, and many from my elderly mother's broken jewelry.
Recently I've also…
- Joined October 19, 2011