Wow! The sun can still shine in Oregon! Great day....85 degrees, pretty dramatic change since the temperature has not been much over 60 for the past six months! Nice.
Hubby and I took advantage of this great day by taking a short road trip to Salem, the capitol of Oregon by the way, to visit their Saturday/Farmer's Market.
Bought a plant and some yummy fresh produce at the market and then, headed over to the Hallie Ford Museum on the campus of Willamette University. It was opening day of a show for Seattle mixed media artist Ross Palmer Beecher.
This quilt is made of metal and stitched together with wire, the same as all of the pieces above! See close up below........for details. Ross, actually, began her art career as a quilter of FABRIC, later experimenting and switching to metal.
Suggested uses for your old cigarette lighters........
This is a woman with a gift for seeing an item for what it could be NOT just what it is! She uses only basic tools like a hammer, tin snips, nails, hole punch, a file and needle nose pliers to construct her art, in some cases adding a bit of paint.
Art is not all about pretty pictures! Pretty pictures are wonderful, but someone who can express them self so brilliantly with such simple materials and tools is AMAZING, to me!
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