Today’s post includes artists who are kindred spirits, who elevate the flotsam of our daily living to a new level and a new life.
Brenda Guyton’s work reflects her interest in artificial intelligence and biological adaptations. “In the body of work I am currently building, my intent is to shift the viewer’s perspective. The figurative elements combine with the electronic parts to evoke images of the “future is now” melding of biological creature with machine “life”. Perhaps one day our very thoughts will be software, riding on an electric network of consciousness.”
In addition to creating artwork from recycled materials, Michelle Stitzlein has created a series of workshops, demonstrations and lectures for children, adults and teachers focusing on the use of bottle caps and other recycled materials. She “has been creating sculpture with recycled materials as a full-time artist since 2000 in her Baltimore, OH, studio. Her work has been shown in art and craft museums nationally. She has visited over 50 elementary schools and organizations as an artist-in-residence and continues to share her passion for creating with humble materials in her books, workshops, presentations and exhibitions.”