I’ve been working on some more functional art for Matter Gallery in Olympia. It was fun working on the pieces and a little hard to hand them off – like saying good-bye to your children. Check out their shop either online or in person, Olympia is full of interesting places to visit!
Collage with brass stencils, ephemera, tape measure and a window pulley.
Chalkboard from plywood, brass stencils, old oil company measuring stick.
Hooks with “zip” letters, ephemera, old fir.
Collage with old measuring tape, brass stencils, ephemera and fir flooring.
Cupboard made from an old drawer, old door, insulator, and pressure gauge.
Detail of the old pressure gauge.
Collage/mirror made from old fir, auto mirror, “zip” letters and ephemera.
We stopped by the Laura Frost Fine Arts Gallery in Ballard to check out the Recycled Art Show sponsored by RE Store. It’s a great show – lots of local artists using a variety of salvaged materials. Check it out if you are out and about. It runs through May 7, so you don’t have much time.
5805 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Open Tue-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
Here’s a preview:
Julius Pierpoint Patches, Julius Brenno
Beijing Layered Time Space Map, Laurette Chasse
The Merlot Meteor, Randy Morris
Climate Change Yin Yang: #2 Running Hot or Cold, Mark Wilson
The 3 Graces, Margo Westfall & Don Lovett
Blue Grass Trio, Margo Westfall & Don Lovett
Cheerio Chair, Sari Israel
Taliesin Llewellyn, Laurette Chasse
Fear of Machines, Kari Seng
Godiva, Jennifer Kuhns
Jack Lamp, Hammer Like A Girl
Vessel, James Taylor
Belle Aire, Dennis Brandt
Baling Mat, Julie DeRouche
Column 1, James Taylor
Standard Issue MK XI High Frequency Electron Scramber, Gary Wallace
We are excited to announce that we will be participating in Second Use Building Materials’ first-ever Handmade Holiday Market. It will be held Sunday, December 1st from 11am to 4pm at Second Use (3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA). Come visit us and see what we’ve been up to! We’ll have lots of holiday gifts and home accessories made from salvaged material – framed art, memo books, wrapping paper, lighting, tables, cupboards and more.
Caster Coffee Table
Car jack. http://hammerlikeagirl.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/this-plus-that-equals-a-lamp/
What was needed in our upstairs hallway were 2 pieces of large-scale graphic art. (What really was needed was clean laundry, but …) We mounted a collage of black & white photo prints onto pieces of plywood for an economical solution for bare walls.
This idea is originally from my friend Tami. It is a simple and inexpensive way to display artwork, prints, photos, cards, or a myriad of other things you may have sitting around. The ribbons could be hung from a dowel – I used a branch because of the bird theme of the cards.