Boxes of debris are finding their way to artists across the country – as the donations come in to help cover shipping costs, the boxes get shipped. In a few days I’ll have an exciting way for you to get involved.
Marie Gibbons was one of the first artists that I showcased on DAM when I started the blog 6.5 years ago (you can read my posts about Marie here and here). It seemed fitting then, that she be one of the first artists to receive her box of debris for this project.
She got right to work thinking and playing and experimenting, laying out all of her little “this and that parts and starts” to get her going. Marie says, “Peace by Piece, I can’t wait to get my pieces all together!!”
Here are more possible adornments for the debris – her plan is to make lots of “little organic-ish pieces to embed, wrap, attach, etc.”
“I will just keep making little parts that might be something I would like to use, its fun working in miniature scale like this… the swimmers and organic elements just screaming to me that they need to be part of this project, I guess it is my east coast ocean roots itching to tie on. . .and maybe some mini-swimmer-ball ladies…. after all, I believe, that is how Susan Lomuto and I first came to know each other…. this one is only one and a half inches high.” ~ Marie Gibbons
“I keep visually landing on the little shoulders up pieces, thinking how that might be very cool to have a lot of little swimmers popping up from some of the debris wood pieces….. like they have been safely hanging out inside the wood, waiting for the moment that it is safe to pop themseves up into the sun once again….” ~Marie Gibbons
And so it begins. . .I hope you continue to join us on this journey of transformation.