Friday, January 22, 2010

A very interesting book

I just got a new book. Every month or so the temptresses at Interweave Publishers send me a link. It is hard for me to resist at this time of year. I really crave stimulation.
I was so intrigued by one I bought it. To save money I got it from

The items are numbered and in a separate section the contents of the works are itemized.
For instance the Carolina Wren on the cover is made of credit cards. Amazing. It is making me look at all sorts of things. I especially enjoyed the geek section where the former computer parts reside.

Remake, Restyle,Recycle, Renew
1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse.
Garth Johnson

Here is a write up about it:

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse

Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew
Garth Johnson

Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from clever and humble personal accessories to unique and important large-scale works of art, including paper art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, and installations.

Garth Johnson is a studio artist, writer and educator who lives in Eureka, California. In addition to maintaining the website "Exteme Craft" ( Garth writes for CRAFTmagazine and his writing has been featured in museum catalogs, magazines, and books worldwide, including a contribution to the upcoming book Handmade Nation from Princeton Architectural Press. His first DVD, ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living will be released by Eyekiss Films later this year. His artwork was featured in a solo show at Gallerie Maxim in Cologne, Germany in August, 2008. Garth received a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MFA from Alfred University. He has taught at Georgia State University, Columbus State University and is currently a full-time instructor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. In addition to teaching, he is a sought-after lecturer and visiting artist, with recent lectures at Ohio State University, Illinois State University, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

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