Category Archives: Reprocessed

Chris Gilmour

ChrisGilmourIn awe with these life size sculptures created by Italy-based artist, Chris Gilmour, whose pieces are made totally out of cardboard and glue. The artist best describes his work in an interview written on his website:

“One of the reasons I use cardboard is because it’s so easy to find- we have an immediate access to these “re-cycled” materials in a way that could never be possible with bronze or marble. It is also free of the historical and cultural weight of those classical sculptural materials, and can offer new readings of the work. By using a material which everybody knows and understands, I can build on the pre-existing associations to develop ideas and ways of reading the work. It’s a way of creating a language which is understood by many.”

Images: Courtesy of Chris Gilmour.

Elizabeth Cook

ElizabethCookLove the simplicity of these home furnishings created by UK-based textile artist, Elizabeth Cook. Each item is made from felted, recycled wool and reclaimed fabrics embellished by both machine and hand stitched techniques. She says this of her work:

“Ideas for my work come from observations of the natural world – leaves, pebbles and weathered objects and my interest in pre and post war British artists and designers. Inspiration stems from my sketchbooks as well as my ever-growing collection of found objects.”

Images: Courtesy of Elizabeth Cook.

 

Barrington Blue

BarringtonBlue
A family member introduced me to this link, Barrington Blue, a shop that sells unique one-of-a-kind pieces and upholstery. Founded by Carrie Olshan, this online shop features an amazing selection of vintage fabrics rejuvenated as pillows and furniture, all of which are handcrafted by Carrie in her Los Angeles workshop.

Images: Courtesy of Barrington Blue.