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19" x 27.5"

My mother kept me in thick crayons until I was eight. In my early attempt to achieve the deepest possible saturation of color, those lovely thin Crayolas never lasted long.

In my late 20’s, after years of painting with brushes and working in various mediums, I rediscovered thick crayons in the form of oil sticks. I found it thrilling to apply layers of condensed color to large paper and wooden surfaces, rubbing and mixing the paint with my hands.

When I learned that woolen sweaters could be washed and dried and cut into pieces, I lost sleep dreaming of the possibilities. It was serendipitous that I had discovered sweater recycling at the same time that I decided to experiment with antique printer cases. I had at my fingertips an endless array of color and texture, thanks to the Goodwill and Salvation Army. The printer cases provided order and structure for my exploration.

Using materials with a history of humble service (as sweaters, buttons, thread, watch parts) these cases find a new life, reborn together, square by square, color by color and stitch by stitch.

 

 

 

 

Please contact the artist for pricing.

nansalkyart@gmail.com

Fiber Art ranges in price from $325. to $650.

 

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