I'm a professional designer/illustrator living in Norfolk, Virginia, currently making artwork out of found objects. Seems like I go through creative periods that last around 10 years or so, during which I work fairly exclusively in one medium. First, it was pastels, then blockprinting, and now, this "junk" phase, which began around 2009.
I had a wonderful evening yesterday, helping to lead a scrap art workshop at Waller Mill Elementary School in Williamsburg. Many thanks to 5th-grade teacher extraordinaire, Mrs. Renee Koop (pronounced “Cope”) and her cheerful, supportive principal, Jennifer Goodwin. About an hour into the workshop, a 10-yr-old boy said to me, “I really know what you [...]