Women in Art 278 Magazine April 2017 - Page 21

and incomplete things come together in an unexpected and imaginative way, a distinct plainness becomes a raw form of beauty. Who would have thought a pull-tab or bottle cap could be repurposed as a fish gill? Or a broken coat hanger serve as the outline of a bird? By rescuing these forgotten items from the streets and beaches of Charleston, I am doing my part to keep these things from polluting the landfills, streets and waterways. I hope to challenge viewers to see if they can locate various discarded items and gain new appreciation for their artistic purpose. As a Southern artist, I am always looking forward to finding new opportunities and new audiences to share and exhibit my art. Hospitals, organic grocery stores, libraries and courthouses throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have acquired my work. ART 21 pag e