Thursday, April 30, 2015

broken whole

“...if you could make a beautiful piece of art 
from discarded newspapers 
and old matchbooks, 
[and shattered smartphone screens]

then it meant that 
everything 
had 
potential

And maybe people were like collages-
no matter how 
broken 

or 
useless 
we felt, 

we were 
an 
essential 
part 
of 
the 
whole.
We mattered.”
― Heather DemetriosI'll Meet You There 

collage
repurposed smartphone pieces on wood panel

Sharing at paintpartyfriday

36 comments:

  1. One word!! AMAZING....!!!! I love it!! Genius!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. This is AMAZING...so creative and love the idea of re-purposing.

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  3. WOW! This is so beautiful! I love how it is all made from discarded materials, fantastic!

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  4. This is one of the most amazing pieces of artwork I have EVER seen. Wonderful.

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  5. This is sooo stunning---LOVE IT! GORGEOUS!
    xxx
    Susi
    Happy PPF!

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  6. Amazing doesn't seen to cover it! What an incredible piece of art!

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  7. He's GORGEOUS Minn! The green sets him off beautifully!

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  8. That is amazing! Thank you for linking up to Feline Art Friday.

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  9. Awesome!!!! We should always always remember this truth!!!! We matter! We are important!!! Love it! patsy

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  10. WOW! This is truly ;amazing!!! The message and the art ♥

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  11. So intriguing to follow the photos and see what became of the close shots, just magnificent!

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  12. That's just freaking awesome! :)

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  13. Wow. You made a fantastic piece from those broken cell phones and discarded items. And your wording really lead me to the final piece. Great post!

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  14. Wow! Amazing work! You definitely have an outstanding piece. Great work.

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  15. that's one fantastic zebra

    much love...

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  16. Wow. Just wow. I am bookmarking this so I can show my girls.

    Happy PPF!

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  17. Wow from me too! That's just amazing! Beautifully realized zebra and seriously cool project!

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  18. Oh my goodness! You just keep amazing me with your incredible talent. M.x

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  19. WOOOOW ! This is such an amazing piece of art, a real show stopper !! One of the most fabulous things I have seen in a long time !

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  20. Wow! Beautiful concept, message, and final piece -- even more fascinating are the materials -- this is awesome!

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  21. Oh my! This was very exciting! I had them enlarged when I scrolled down. And when I came to the lasr photo I thought ii's a big bird where ithe bird's eye came to be the zebra's nose!! Because I studied the bottom of the photo first, and then I even so parts of the wings! I did not see the zebra. And I scrolled up and down again. When I came to the last photo again, the bird was gone!! I could not understand! A creepy feeling sort of.. ...Now I saw only the zebra and not the bird! Where did the bird go, I thougt, seriously!
    I had to write about this, because it was such an odd feeling.

    You are marvelous, this is a very creative and stunning work! And it is so very vivid!
    I will not forget this one by the first, tjat's for sure. And so well-choosed words to the painting!

    Gorgeous!

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    1. I love hearing your thoughts and how you processed this piece, Viola! That is part of the beauty of art... interpretation is so varied through the context and the eye of the beholder.:-)

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  22. So very vivid, ie I thought your work was made of smart phone screen, I did not realize you had painted it at first.
    your work really surprised me in many ways, ie gave me a wakening more than one times ..

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    1. Well, actually it is made of broke smart phone screens:-) But what a great idea to paint in such a style! However, that kind of hyper-realism would be waaayyyy beyond my abilities:-)

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  23. Too funny. . .it turned out beautifully though. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  24. Woha.... that's incredible Minnemie,
    I'd have never thought never mind had the ability
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Happy PPF

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  25. Stunning upcycling, Minnemie. Your artwork is truly amazing, I spent some time enjoying your beautiful watercolour paintings too, you're very talented.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  26. This is so freakin gorgeous I had to scroll back up to it three times... I love it

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  27. omg, this made my jaw drop!! i was so not expecting that last piece of art... (not sure what i was expecting, but it blew me away!). Just gorgeous. And i so love your words. Yes. So true. The broken & discarded ALL have value and are worthy of love & beauty. xx

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  28. That is just amazing! Thank you so very much for sharing!

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