Recycled magazine art

For a few years now I have been experimenting with up-cycling: making new creations made from old things. Just recently, I was inspired by a frame made of magazine rolls that wrapped around a mirror. I thought it was a fantastic idea with great texture, but the application could be taken further. So I began to roll magazines. I was amazed by the spectrum of color and design possibilities. I began with abstract shapes and colors, then moved on to black and white. I used eyes as my new inspiration. I love leaving peek-a-boo images and glimpses of ads in my work. A flash of a shoe or kangaroo from a magazine page allows me to create an image inside an image. From there on, ideas of structure and content flood my thoughts. I just keep making more pieces! As I continue to explore this new medium, I am not only saving waste from the dump but giving a slice of our modern culture a new purpose.

Recycled magazine art in art paper  with Recycled Art Magazine collage
Recycled magazine art in art paper  with Recycled Art Magazine collage
Recycled magazine art in art paper  with Recycled Art Magazine collage

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2 Comments

  1. Carol - October 24, 2012

    the big eye seems like with tear …………………..

  2. Rosie Saxe - October 24, 2012

    How big are these pieces? Like the texture, reminds of weaving. Thank you for posting

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