Art Chix Studios is hosting a recycled art challenge on facebook - the deadline is today. I thought I would put something together to enter in their challenge. Then, I started looking at the pieces I had recently made. Most of my art has at least one recycled component, usually more than one. One of my most recent collages- Have Heart, is a perfect example.
The chimney is made from a discarded clothes pin hinge. I built the wood box, behind the canvas, with scrap wood from our shed. The paper covering the house is a wrapper from a fine bottle of liquor - a friend gave me the wrapper, not the bottle, because he knew I liked interesting papers. (too bad I didn't get the bottle also!)
The "H" is from a yard sale scrabble game. The foam core, that forms the house are scraps left over from my daughter's school project. The old buttons are from the button jar. The roof paper and the floral in the background are scraps from my paper box.
"Where there is love, there is life."
All in all, not bad for a piece of "recycled" art.