Yesterday's instalment prompted more photos from the participating artists so I thought I would share them...
Istra Toner's piece is called "Memories of love" and is made from a memory box I was given by a local friend, who knew I used to use similar boxes to display my jewellery. Istra is newcomer to my networking group "With These Hands" and divides her time between Wirral and her homeland of Croatia.
"Here I have used a cupboard found in Alison’s garage. In it there are a number of discarded objects that must have had sentimental value to someone including a Champagne bottle stopper, carved dollies, snippets of handwritten messages, bottles of perfume...Some of these I painted silvery grey as faded memories of love."
And then Oxton based, John Hinchcliffe's beautiful chain maille bracelet made "junk" from my neighbour's house. She was having her house rewired and had previously saved me wires for my sculpture "Eurydice" and this time arranged for the electrician to save everything for me. Some of the wire has gone to artist Sue Meyerhoff Sharples for the second part of the "de-junk, re-junk" show in Birkenhead Park in July, some will be used by me to join the alternative chain of office and some was given to John Hinchcliffe who has been making jewellery recently using the ancient skills of creating patterns from jump rings. The transformation from "before" to "after" is incredible!
All of the artists and craftspeople involved in "de-junk, re-junk" have chosen what appealed to their creative way of working and answered the response to the call for entry in their own unique ways.