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Artist: Jennifer Collier

Jennifer Collier is an artist whose degree in textiles, at Manchester Metropolitan University gave her a solid foundation to branch out in different mediums.  Her studies led her to experiment with various materials and she creates 3-D paper sculptures using a variety of techniques including weaving, layering, lamination, stitching, waxing, embedding and fusing, often with found materials.  







Artist Statement:
The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles.

The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms.

I tend to find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.


What are some of your favorite uses for recycled paper? 

11 comments:

Mama Gone Green said...

oooh! i love her work! Funny, I had a former student, by the same name, who is also an artist. I had to check her website photo to make sure it wasn't the same person!

Pat Tillett said...

that is so amazing! You really do find some interesting things for us to see. People are so creative!
Thanks Ren!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Such beautiful work!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ok i'm sold - u'll love my post tomorrow - all about the 3R's - reduce, reuse, recycle ..

Phoenix said...

Wow - these are incredible - particularly the map camera! So amazing! And I love her ideas of reusing materials :)

Kristin H said...

Fabulous pieces and my nostalgia for the old brother typewriter I had is back!!! It was poetry in that!

drollgirl said...

her work is amazing! love what she has done!!!!!!

Brissa said...

are you kidding me with this?! it's amazing!! you always find/share the coolest things!

BlondeMuse said...

I love the cameras! xo

Jene' said...

her stuff is brilliant, isn't it?

cpcable said...

Really compelling work. I like the recycling element.

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