My take on the water topic is about recycling. Recycling uses water in the re-manufacture of goods but it uses less water than creating a brand-new item using all new materials. For the most part I'm talking to the already converted. I'm really pleased about that! I want to use this post to highlight some artists who use recycled materials in their art. It's my way of saying "THANKYOU" for making the world a better place, for me, for my children and the generations to come. I've also got a little give away going on...
Recycled/repurposed teatowel, ladies handkerchief (clean!) silk scarf,net curtain,
fabric scraps, second-hand shop lace and ribbon, cotton doilie, white beads from an old necklace,
second-hand blue beads and netting. Hand stitched and attached to a piece of heavy cardboard recovered from an old book.
The inverted triangle is the symbol for water. It's been a fun challenge to incorporate a triangle into my work which usually features curves not straight lines!
I'm almost a stranger to the colour blue but I enjoyed the challenge of creating this water themed fabric collage. It's also the first fabric collage I've done, not including the work done in our Pulp Redux books! If you want to go in the draw to win the collage just leave me a comment to that effect:) Winners will be announced October 23rd.
So here's my list of water saving earth heroes! No award, just an honorary mention. I dosn't really matter if the intent of these artists is to save water (not saying it's not there intent though!) because the result is the same.They 'do good' and deserve a pat on the back!
In no particular order ....
THE EARTH HEROES LIST!
(Lisa turns found objects, recycled or repurposed fabrics and metals into stunning mixed media works)
(Anyone who can turn a washed up light bulb into a things of beauty deseves an actual medal!)
(Beautiful dyes made from natural and earth-friendly sources)
(Repurposed rusty things, charms and...hands ofcourse! Who knew so many could be found and salvaged!)
(Many beautiful picture frames, papers and fabrics have been rescued by Debrina.)
(In her art many pre-loved and vintage fabrics and images given new life in many forms.)
(Repurposed fabrics, rusty things, old x-rays and pre-loved buttons and lace to name just a few...)
(Such beautiful fabrics, beads and even the odd belt buckle have been made even more beautiful by Kim!)
(Carved totems and panels featuring found objects and rusty things! Robyn also gets bonus points for highlighting so many artists using recycled materials.)
I've only given a very brief over-view of these artists, please follow the links and check them out for yourself! Lots of lovely things to see!