Maryellen Hains Artist - Glass Fiber

 

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THE GREEN SHOW – Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo Gallery, Epic Center – September 2011
Working with a GREEN point of view, seventeen Kalamazoo area artists investigated how this might
impact their work. Many have looked to found objects as a source of materials and inspiration.
Others are recycling work that they created earlier in their career.
Still others are inspired by objects found in nature. Show Statement.

Susan and Tom Rumsey, Neckpiece

Susan and Tom Rumsey, Neckpiece, collaborative necklace of wood, copper and enamel
A bacterial infection helped to produce these complex linear and tonal patterns throughout this spalted maple wood.

The lathe-worked pieces attempt to halt the decay of the spalting process. As these pieces are stabilized and reshaped, they are subsequently fashioned into a stylized "rebuilt" tree.

As with many trees, the undergrowths of wild grape, bittersweet or Virginia creeper become symbiotic partners and artful woods wear. rumseyt@aol.com