Tuesday, February 22, 2011


"Take something. Do something to it. Do something else to it." - Jasper Johns
Back in November, I spent a wonderful weekend with a group of very talented women. We went with the purpose of seeing the Russian Icon Museum in Massachusetts. We worked in a studio together sharing thoughts and techniques. One of the artists in the group was Ellen Kochansky. She is a textile artist and works with objects that have been discarded and reworks them and "sandwiches" these items into beautiful transparent collages and wall hangings made of silk and a natural glue that she cooks up in her kitchen. She was kind enough to share this magical technique with all of us. These pieces are my interpretation of the technique. Of course, I had to throw in some bits and pieces of copper. Thank you Ellen, for your artwork and inspiration.