Late last year a great friend and fellow artist, Cristine Goldbeck- www.christinegoldbeck.com told me about landfillproject. A guy from Wilkes Barre, PA had all these hubcaps that he was trying to save from becoming landfill. He was sending hubcaps ("canvases") to professional artists and asking to have them returned as art. Well now the project has become much larger. It currantly includes art from 47 countries! The project will eventually become a traveling show and a book. It's completion is projected to be 2012. Check it out at http://www.landfillart.org/
We were lucky to have missed a tornado in Virginia Beach last weekend. Parts of VABeach had 2 inch hail falling! One of my pieces will soon have a home in France! (Thanks Pierre! Hope your wife likes it!) Hope to be in VABeach this September for Neptune Festval's art show.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Finished my recycled glass piece in time to take to VA Beach. I don't know which part I like best, the "fluff" marshmallow or the Mr. Peanuts. Some of the glass is really old. I had never heard of Kayo Chocolate before. The sobe lizards were the hardest to flatten so I lost a lot of them.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
OK, so you were wondering what I've been doing with all the glass that I've asked you to collect for me? Here is the START of my next piece. The PA Guild has an upcoming show called "Green" which is right up my ally. I have been thinking about working a caterpillar, butterfly, and chrysallis theme into the recycling, rebirth, reuse, repurpose mix. I spent the last few days sawing up jars and bottles and flattening the sculpted letters and pictures to use as tiles. They will be background for the fused glass tiles that I make. I will throw a little iridescent white in, maybe some of Shaundi's windshield that got smashed and we will see what happens, I'm hoping to have it done in time to take to VA Beach next weekend.