Functional Art

Lately I’ve been spending all my free time in our basement making functional art from recycled/salvaged materials. Sometimes I even come up and make my family dinner. (They would beg to differ – they’d at least question the quality.)

I dropped off the new work at Matter Gallery in Olympia. They feature artists who work with recycled/sustainable materials. Visit their website to see lots of cool art.

Olympia is not that far from Seattle – I love exploring all the galleries, shops and cafes. To make it easy, Matter has great recommendations on their site of interesting places to visit – check it out!

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    • Those are the main places we find stuff too – there is also Earthwise, Habitat for Humanity’s Retail Store, Hardwicks. Sometimes we luck out at yard sales, the side of the road, and thrift stores. RE-Store is changing over to Ballard ReUse so it’ll be interesting to see what sort of things they will stock. We haven’t made it over there yet, have you? I travel to the midwest every summer and love to go poking around junk/antique stores there. I come back with my suitcase packed with pulleys, license plates and metal parts. Airport security must wonder what the heck.

  1. I love these, Heidi! They are beautiful and so “you”. They show your attention to detail, delicious humor and appreciation for wonderful patinas! So glad I got to see them.—-Anne (yes, your friend Anne from New York)

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