Recycled — Elizabeth Kertz
Inspiration: When I started thinking about this piece, two sayings kept coming to mind: “It takes a village” and “A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.” By combining the two, I came up with the sentiment for this piece. After that, I used magazine food images and fruit stickers to represent images of the types of products that might be donated by a food bank and the village practically built itself.
About the Art: From the onset, this project screamed “recycle,” something I like to promote whenever possible.
The significance of the number: Since I joined the project quite late, I requested the lowest number still available. Other than that, there was no significance for the number. It is represented in the two canceled postage stamps I used as doors.
Materials: Recycled cardboard, old book pages, magazine images of food, postage stamps, fruit stickers, gesso, glue, various pens, purchased cut glass crowns and stones, and a penny.
Size: 5 inches x 8 inches
About the Artist: Elizabeth is a mixed media artist and human factors consultant living in Wichita, KS. However, the consulting took a back seat once she found altered art and paper crafts in 2002. The majority of Elizabeth’s art is made from recycled and found materials.
Price: This piece is not currently for sale: There are great reasons to purchase Penny Experiment art. If you would like to purchase Recycled #32 or other artwork from this 100 Penny Postcard Art series, please email me and I will put you on my list to inform when this series is for sale.