kerrytopjun

re-inspired mixed media

Sarasota, Florida · 21 Sales

kerrytopjun

re-inspired mixed media

Sarasota, Florida 21 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   FINE ART FROM FOUND OBJECTS

Welcome to my shop! I became interested in mixed media after realizing that I could incorporate everything I love into it: paint, paper, words, photography, salvaged and found objects... I especially enjoy the process of recycling objects to create something meaningful, useful and beautiful, and I find inspiration in the journey that comes with the evolution of each piece created. I hope you find something here that inspires you... To see more of my work or to follow my blog, please visit my website, www.kerrytopjun.com. To see my art in person, visit FOUND Treasures for Living, 475 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698.

You can also find me at my other Etsy shop, relic salvation, which features funky found objects for the vintage obsessed... www.etsy.com/shop/relicsalvation

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Last updated on Aug 30, 2016

FINE ART FROM FOUND OBJECTS

Welcome to my shop! I became interested in mixed media after realizing that I could incorporate everything I love into it: paint, paper, words, photography, salvaged and found objects... I especially enjoy the process of recycling objects to create something meaningful, useful and beautiful, and I find inspiration in the journey that comes with the evolution of each piece created. I hope you find something here that inspires you... To see more of my work or to follow my blog, please visit my website, www.kerrytopjun.com. To see my art in person, visit FOUND Treasures for Living, 475 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698.

You can also find me at my other Etsy shop, relic salvation, which features funky found objects for the vintage obsessed... www.etsy.com/shop/relicsalvation

Kerry Topjun

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Kerry Topjun

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About

Fine Art From Found Objects

Born and raised in the coastal area around Sarasota, Florida, Kerry has always known she wanted to be an artist. She considered art school but opted for a more self-guided route, teaching herself techniques while working through a diverse and colorful curriculum of life experience. This life experience combines with a sense of innocence as well as a deep, intellectual understanding of the importance of simplicity to create the art that speaks to her. Her work draws inspiration from her life, but Kerry is drawn to the unexpected: paper, rust, wood, and assorted parts and pieces, enjoying playing with elements that might not otherwise come together.

The materials used in her art may be of questionable value to some, but the finished products are nothing short of a revelation. She sees the value inherent in each unique, precious item and revels in the possibilities of what it could become in combination with other elements. Her philosophy replicates the human journey, reminding viewers to stop and appreciate the preciousness of all things in order to realize how they, too, can harmoniously come together to create something bigger and more beautiful than themselves. It is this transformation that makes Kerry’s work so vital, the beauty in the imperfection of these items brought out by piecing them together into a story.

The story itself, however, is not about the items, but about Kerry’s own journey. Quiet and somewhat reserved in a group setting but with a rich, emotional inner life, Kerry finds that her art comes from her soul, and creating a piece of art is something of a spiritual process. The finished pieces are a raw, honest glimpse into her own psyche, rarely afforded in conversation. But far from an inaccessible private moment, her art focuses on themes universal to the human condition: love, fear, anger, hope, longing.

While she will sometimes revisit a previous piece for a client or to further explore its themes, Kerry’s work is constantly evolving, reflecting her current thoughts, dreams, and emotions into a fully-realized composition. She is the creator, but, like any good artist, she allows the material to develop its own life, adapting and developing into the piece it was meant to be. This ongoing evolution, both in technique and in inspiration, drives Kerry’s work, giving it depth and vitality.

Living with one of Kerry’s pieces of art is a singular experience, encouraging you daily to think, feel, and love. From black-and-white photographs mounted on pieces of salvaged wood to mixed-media compositions large and small, they are a constant reminder to seek out inspiration in unlikely places, to re-imagine possibilities, and, above all, to truly open yourself to the experience of life and love.

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  • Kerry Topjun

    Owner, Artist

    Mixed-media artist Kerry Topjun creates beauty from collected bits of treasure and found objects, “little orphans” in need of a home. Even beer caps on the side of the road have been recycled into a starring role in her work.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2015
Welcome to my etsy shop! Most of my art is created from collected bits of treasure and found objects, “little orphans” in need of a home. I love turning "trash" back into treasure... I have rescued wood from the side of the road and rusty beer caps from the street. It is always an adventure, and I never know what I'll find next. But I think that ideas for the most interesting and thought-provoking art can emerge by simply allowing yourself to be fully present in your own journey, to follow your heart and let yourself go where it wants to take you...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
One of my primary goals is to be sure each piece of my art is created with quality and integrity. I will always do my best to describe each piece in as much detail as possible so that you have a good idea of what you are buying. But if for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund (less shipping charges). You will be responsible for return shipping charges, and the item must be returned within 7 days in the same condition it was received.
Payment
Payment can be made easily through PayPal - no account is necessary and most major credit cards are accepted. Payment is expected at the time of purchase. 7% sales tax in the State of Florida.
Shipping
I usually ship within 48 hours after payment has been received. Items are shipped via USPS. A tracking number will be provided once the item has been shipped. If you run into any problems or delays please contact me. Insurance can be added to any shipment for an additional fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom requests and consignment orders are always welcome - please feel free to contact me!

To see more of my art, please visit my website:
www.kerrytopjun.com