Noosaville, Australia
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Last updated on Mar 31, 2019


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About ReCreatingEphemera

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Recreating Ephemera by Joellart

When I was born and first started experimenting with my dexterity I would draw patterns with my fingers - on myself, on things, in the air. My parents called me pille fingers (pronounced pille fee), Danish for fiddle fingers, cause I couldn’t keep my mitts still, ever. Naturally the arts were the area of interest I gravitated to growing up, and one of my greatest inspirations is nature. Through design and necessity I found myself creating with found objects - ephemera that is manufactured by modern mankind for a transitory life span - magazines, books, fashion and the like. I grew up admiring the ethos of The Wombles - "Making good use of the things that we find, things that the every day folks leave behind". I am an avid upcycler. I love to treasure hunt quality materials and am guided creatively by my finds. I recently moved to the Australian bush, far away from my beloved inner city galleries and arts spaces where I showed and sold my work so am embracing the online world to share my work and network with like minded folk. Ephemera (ἐφήμερα) Greek/New Latin for ἐπί – epi "on, for" and ἡμέρα – hemera "day" with the ancient sense extending to short lived insects and flowers and for something which lasts a day or a short period of time. I liken man made objects to these insects and flowers, and love to creatively breath new life into the discarded "every day things" to encapsulate the often missed beauty of the fads, the fleeting and evanescent in modern consumerist culture. My arts practice has evolved with the creative technological tools of the digital age and my greatest passion now is storytelling utilising digital mediums to compose story from my upcycled collaged paperwork series and

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  • Joelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Joellart constructs in the realms of 2D, 3D and digital arts. Heralding from an eclectic background in creative industries and communities. Recreating ephemera with found objects and digital technologies

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