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Introducing: Sue Whitebread
Sue is a new member of the WS Studio Tour who works with found objects to create colourful and unique sculptures, but what was it that inspired her to pursue art with found objects? Sue explains below:
“As both a mother and a teachers, I have always been interested in working with items I had on hand to create art. The challenge of using reclaimed and found objects to construct something interesting became more of a passion during my teaching years as I taught art lessons to my classes.
Once, on a trip to Curry’s Art Store, I noticed huge bags of boxes after the staff received the weekly orders. Many of these boxes were white and small and the wheels began to turn. I asked if I could have a few and they gave me three bags full. So began my weekly trips to Curry’s for something that was recycling to them but art supplies for me! I dreamed up figures made of cardboard and practised manipulating this medium. The result is something I call “outside the box.” I take figures like Marc Chagall’s fidder and release him from his 2-D existence. He is now 3-D and outside the box!”
Sue is Studio #7 on the 2019 tour. You can see more of her work in her artist profile.
Introducing: Kirsty Naray
Kirsty is one of the newest members of the WS Studio Tour. A glass and fibre artist, Kirsty says of her work:
“I have been a glass bead maker since 1993 and have enjoyed showing my work in shows and online for many years. For the past few years I have also been working with fibre. I have added needle felting, nuno felting, wet felting, spinning and Saori weaving to my work. Recently, I started working with metal as well and am now trying to find new ways of incorporating these mediums into unique pieces.”
Kirsty is Studio #8 on this year’s tour. You can see more of her work in her artist profile
Three Studio Tour members had their work chosen for the Scugog Arts Council Annual Juried Show! Congratulations to David Clubine, Diana Bullock, and Allison Bullock!
Click on the button (right) for more information about juried shows and when you can see this one.