Happy Monday, everyone! I am so excited to begin our "Ephemera Artists" series today! I figured that because my motto is "taking the discarded and making it arted", that you'd like to see how others interpret that in their own work.
For the next 10 days, I'll be featuring one artist per day. I'll also be going alphabetically, lest anyone think I'm playing favorites. :) So let's get to it!
|"Memory Specimen - Silence"by Josie Beszant|
|"The Inheritance" - part of an ongoing|
series called "The Sewing Room"
I am a collage artist and I particularly like using work takes discarded objects from the past and through the reworking of them attempts to speak about the present and future and the emotions that we all experience. It looks at decay and preservation, makes connections between people who have long gone from this world and our current experience of the world. . I got into using ephemera gradually; I have always been a painter and included snippets of collage in that and gradually over the years the collage has overtaken the paint. I especially like using ephemera as it (is) the stuff that people have kept and then discarded. My
One of the best things about putting our calls for artists like this is seeing what everyone else does with ephemera, and it ALWAYS surprises me. Josie's work is wonderful, and it was so nice to "meet" her through this call! :D
We'll be back tomorrow with another artist - stay tuned!