Transforming the Ordinary
I have been Spring cleaning and tidying up here and there in preparation for my daughter's wedding in July. Today I tackled my studio bulletin board and found some quotes from an article I read in American Craft about artist's Kate Cusack. Like me, Cusack works with unusual, overlooked materials. Here are four quotes that resonate with me as an artist;
" When I transform an everyday material into something elaborate, it reminds the viewer of the power of imagination and the joy of discovering a new view of something that would have otherwise been overlooked."
"Whenever I see things in multiples, its exciting"
"What's interesting to me is the use and transformation of materials."
"There is something deeply liberating about working with expendable stuff."
Old T-shirts and other discarded clothing are the "expendable stuff" I transform into art everyday. A liberation of material and self!
5/18/2018 06:47:03 pm
Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with being ordinary. Sometimes the best people are those who are not really trying too hard to break away from the norm and brand themselves as non conformists at the expense of other people's inconvenience. Ordinary is never synonymous with boring. We just need to look at it from a more positive perspective. We may not be one of the richest or most popular person in the world but we are enjoying a more peaceful life and we have all the freedom to do things away from the eyes of the legions.
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Georgia Rowswell is a mixed media artist living and working in Cheyenne WY.