I am very excited to be part of a one-night-only show featuring artwork done by artists involved in the Free Art Movement here in Nashville! The show will be hosted by Turnip Green Creative Reuse tomorrow evening (Thursday, December 17th), and I can't wait to see what the other artists have created! I dropped my work off yesterday and got to see a little sneak peak of what's in store and I was so impressed!
Turnip Green rescues materials from the landfill and makes them available to the community at their storefront in downtown Nashville. They have everything from stamps and sewing patters, to old frames and bottle caps! The pieces for the show that they are hosting are required to be made of upcycled/recycled materials from Turnip Green.
They even had open studio hours for artists to go and search their stash of upcycled goodies and use them to create their works of art! Unfortunately, I was out of town so I could not attend any open studio hours. I was so disappointed!
To create my piece I settled for some materials I had at home and used some cardboard that had been used as shipping material, some craft paint that a family member had no use for anymore, and a few old markers. I am happy with the playful painting that I created, though I am disappointed that it doesn't have the flair that other upcycled pieces have. It's two dimensional and I ended up not using any elements of collage, but it did inspire me to explore more creative ways to use my materials. I think I might get back to doing more collages and altered books which I used to LOVE to do.
Come out to Turnip Green tomorrow night at 6:00pm to see this Pink Lady in person! And keep your eyes peeled on Friday for some awesome art drops from me and other artists from FAMN!