Timeout for Art: Weaving

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Recycling.

Re-purposing.

Shredding.

Weaving.

I’ve been pondering how to talk about what I’m doing, to give it a bit of dignity. No matter how I try to dress it up, though, it is this: I gather old drawings, or paintings on paper, or painted papers that have been waiting for a purpose, or unfinished works that, let’s face it, I probably never will finish. One by one, I put them through my office shredder, turning them into colorful and sturdy 1/2 inch strips. Then, just like we learned in grade school, I weave the strips together. I have put some of them on painted panels that were waiting for inspiration. That’s it so far. Child’s play.

Though I like some of the things going on here, I don’t consider any of these finished works. I’ve been having a blast, though, and am happy to have some pictures to share. I’m not sure where I’ll take this idea, or where these methods will lead me. It will be fun to see how it works out!

 

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About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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