Found, Created and Transformed

Old and discarded objects are treasures for me. I am guided by their design and function in what I use to transform them.

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IMG_6383

Ganesha: remover of obstacles. Elephants do not remove obstacles. The go through them and walk on.

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IMG_6391
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KR_4879

Willis, formerly Sears, Tower. Made of proofs of parking fees, required after City of Chicago privatized the parking meters.

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House of the Rising Sun. This was a tribute to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans.

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They Were Here First

Painted during the 2016 Republican primary season for the 2016 election. Honoring Native Americans with the reminder (Hopi saying) "All dreams fall from the same sky."

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KR_3982
Charleston Tragedy 2015
Charleston Tragedy 2015

Honors the victims of the Charleston church massacre.

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PULSE

Honors the victims of the horrific Orlando nightclub carnage of 2016.

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acrylic painted box by Karen Rechtschaffen Collection of Deb Flagel