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Growing up, I was an avid collector of "treasures" - things I'd find in my knee-high world, and anything precious I'd find and keep for my own. My obsession with collections and found objects hasn't ended as an adult, and now I encourage my own kids to always look down when they take a walk in case they find something good we can make into art!

I love the idea of using found objects that we see everyday and giving them a new life in my art. Necessity is the mother of invention, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and... well, you get the basic idea that has become part of my work ethic. I think that reinventing an object's original purpose to complete a piece of artwork is what inspires me most, especially when I can use "junk" to do it.

My recycled spin on art isn't new, I know. But it makes me tremendously proud and satisfied to know that I'm a small…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 18
  • Joined January 7, 2012

Favorite materials

Recycled, hardware, mixed media, paint, metal, gadgets, found objects, robots, birds, junk, blood, sweat, tears

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About

Growing up, I was an avid collector of "treasures" - things I'd find in my knee-high world, and anything precious I'd find and keep for my own. My obsession with collections and found objects hasn't ended as an adult, and now I encourage my own kids to always look down when they take a walk in case they find something good we can make into art!

I love the idea of using found objects that we see everyday and giving them a new life in my art. Necessity is the mother of invention, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and... well, you get the basic idea that has become part of my work ethic. I think that reinventing an object's original purpose to complete a piece of artwork is what inspires me most, especially when I can use "junk" to do it.

My recycled spin on art isn't new, I know. But it makes me tremendously proud and satisfied to know that I'm a small part of a now HUGE movement that's dedicated to going green, reusing, and repurposing to make beautiful, fun, and truly USEFUL things with which people want to surround themselves.

**If YOU have found objects with sentimental value or can't quite figure out what to do with your collection of stuff, let me know! I'd love to work with you to create a custom piece of found object art that incorporates YOUR treasures!***

Check in often - you never know what you'll find and keep in my shop today!

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