Sandra Davisson's Profile

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As a child I loved getting a hold of scraps of fabric, paper, wood....anything from which I could make something useful and pretty (dollclothes, doll furniture, boxes and shelves for the tiny treasures in my room).
After getting a degree in graphic design and then trying to fit into the crazy, fast-paced world of advertising art, I found my true PASSION, which leads to the hours literally flying by in my smoke-free studio, is creating FUNCTIONAL works of art from the things people normally just throw out (or recycle). When something is elevated to an even higher purpose than it had achieved in it's original state of being, it's called UPCYCLING...so it's even better than just recycling.
My philosophy is to take things already in existence and re-purpose (upcycle) them rather than to waste resources by using something that could be put to another more valuable use (ie: plain unused paper and paint…

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  • Born on March 22
  • Joined July 13, 2007

Favorite materials

magazines, junkmail, old calendars, cards, fabrics, buttons, ribbons, beads, found objects, plastic packaging, bags

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About

As a child I loved getting a hold of scraps of fabric, paper, wood....anything from which I could make something useful and pretty (dollclothes, doll furniture, boxes and shelves for the tiny treasures in my room).
After getting a degree in graphic design and then trying to fit into the crazy, fast-paced world of advertising art, I found my true PASSION, which leads to the hours literally flying by in my smoke-free studio, is creating FUNCTIONAL works of art from the things people normally just throw out (or recycle). When something is elevated to an even higher purpose than it had achieved in it's original state of being, it's called UPCYCLING...so it's even better than just recycling.
My philosophy is to take things already in existence and re-purpose (upcycle) them rather than to waste resources by using something that could be put to another more valuable use (ie: plain unused paper and paint are made from products that could be used for energy, etc.). Magazines are already in existence and once read (or sometimes not even read) they are clogging up our landfills. The paper and ink used to print their beautiful glossy pages provides wonderful colors and textures for the creation of NEW art and design (like Matisse) so it's a win-win situation.
(I always wondered in art school why it was so hard for me to get started painting on a fresh unused "virgin" canvas, "wasting paint" from those fresh new, very expen$ive tubes of paint. Now I know my true calling was creating functional art by UPCYCLING what is already IN the world).

Note to buyers from countries outside the US:
If you are interested in one of my products, I will let you know the cost to ship.

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