“Colleen breeds new life into old objects” PBS-TV
I am an eco-artist and reuse materials to make joyful art.
Some people look at old business signs, discarded windows, and rejected wall paint and see materials to set out by a dumpster.
I see colorful paintings of cities against blue skies and night skies, valleys overflowing with color and far away beaches.
I see hand-scripted words cut from salvaged plastics that inspire.
I see window box gardens filled with recycled flowers that never need water or sunlight but grow wildly outdoors.
If we can plant colorful flower gardens made from discarded plastic signage, we can do anything. Truly.
All of my artwork is made using salvaged materials. I use old windows and reclaimed cedar frames. I paint with mistake paint. Plastic signage is the background that adds dimension to all of my reverse glass paintings. It is hundreds of colorful flowers that I will plant across the country.
31 million tons of plastic waste was generated in the U.S in 2010. Only 8 percent was recycled.
It is all in the way we see things.
I see recycled flower gardens growing everywhere.
What do you see?
My environmentally friendly artwork is in healing spaces and private collections across the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom as well as in galleries in the Northeast.
So stay a bit and visit. Take a peek at “installations” under “portfolio”. Browse in my shop. My press page tells where I have been. And my blog shares my creative process. Thank you for visiting.