Michigan art show

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”  ~Twyla Tharp

Two of my art pieces are in the Michigan Annual art exhibition through Feb. 27 at the Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens. A link to an Oakland Press article on the show includes a photo of one of the pieces, “Shrine to Mary: Our Lady of the Lost & Found.”

The other piece (at left) is an altered book titled “Nature.” A tribute to Thoreau’s Walden, it was made from a vintage insurance ledger and embellished with things I collected on long walks and bike rides.

Most of my artwork features found objects or recycled materials. I’m drawn to the rusty, ragged beauty of broken things. (I’ve been caught going through trash and pocketing rusty bottle caps littering the curbs in my neighborhood on trash day.) Most of my pieces are personal tributes to favorite works of literature or poems.  –CL

5 thoughts on “Michigan art show

  1. Congratulations, Cindy. Are there photos of these pieces on Facebook?

    I’ll read the article, thx.

    and just as an added thought, I wonder if you changed your info on the sidebar, because I hadn’t noticed the last paragraph before, about bring art being about real life. Love that . And I love that you encourage others.

  2. Thanks, Deb! You’ve got a good editorial eye, my friend. Yes, I did change the bio a bit, consolidating some of the stuff and eliminating a graph. But the quote has been there for a while. My son will soon update the section with a new photo, so I had to do some clean-up. It’s still way too long, but since the site doubles as a resume for writing jobs, I have to squeeze as much as I can into the “About” section.
    And here’s the public link my artwork album on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=91666&id=668010241&l=f2da76ffc2

  3. You have a great eye for art, congrats on having your work exhibited. A very exciting time for you. I love the photo here of the insurance ledger, there’s a soft, vintage feel to the entire piece that invites browsing, and touch, too. Very nice.

  4. Cindy, how wonderful, congratulations! I love your idea of taking life’s detritus and creating a new vision. That’s what our lives are–what we were born with, what we added and what happened along the way, the themes we grew into.

    Loved the Shrine to Mary, particularly, for the humor.

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