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I worked most of my life as a scientist. Always an avid knitter and dressmaker; I did an about turn ten years ago! I became a costume designer for children's art camps,and also theater. I was also a seamstress, tailor and designed my own clothes. Health reasons forced me to rethink my art ( I have MS), as my left side has given up co-operating!
I attended a collage/assemblage class, but was not too interested in using fabric and 'girly' type materials. Also next to impossible to cut fabric with one hand! I wanted a more industrial look to my pictures, with recycled materials, rather than buying new. As an environmentalist I started by bothering my wonderful neighbors for all their unused metal, screws, washers, and widgets from their workshops! I soon had a treasure trove of 'metal morsels' and thus my pictures started evolving!
I ' morph' metal scrap into framed pictures, both unusual and beautiful, hence the…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 25
  • Joined December 10, 2011

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Wire, springs, watch parts, miscellaneous metal parts, mesh, jewelry, scrap metal, nails, chain, computer parts, hinges

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About

I worked most of my life as a scientist. Always an avid knitter and dressmaker; I did an about turn ten years ago! I became a costume designer for children's art camps,and also theater. I was also a seamstress, tailor and designed my own clothes. Health reasons forced me to rethink my art ( I have MS), as my left side has given up co-operating!
I attended a collage/assemblage class, but was not too interested in using fabric and 'girly' type materials. Also next to impossible to cut fabric with one hand! I wanted a more industrial look to my pictures, with recycled materials, rather than buying new. As an environmentalist I started by bothering my wonderful neighbors for all their unused metal, screws, washers, and widgets from their workshops! I soon had a treasure trove of 'metal morsels' and thus my pictures started evolving!
I ' morph' metal scrap into framed pictures, both unusual and beautiful, hence the name MetalMorph. I attach the pieces with strong glue to an acrylic painted backdrop. It is a transformation of others' discarded junk into something with whimsy and magic that emerges from my imagination..
I love what I create and take a lot of pride in it.
Please browse and enjoy my MetalMorphs!

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