Thursday, October 18, 2007

michelle stitzlein: recycled butterflies and moths

The best recycled art award goes to my latest/happiest find: Michelle Stitzlein who creates large-scale sculptures from recycled disgarded objects. The beautiful imagery is astounding! She and her husband Nathaniel Stitzlein (also a wonderful artist) founded Art Grange Studios in Baltimore Ohio. At Art Grange they share their love of art with the public by offering tours of the studios as well as art workshops for all ages.

Her butterflies are so striking that you hardly notice the bits and pieces of their make-up, like light sockets, brushes, piano innards, bike handles, plastic bits, broken porcelain, rusty metal, architectural drawing tools, buttons, patinaed metal, wires, signs, old metal bowls, etc.... the list goes on and on.

Quite large, most of her works are about 6-11 feet wide. Prices start around $6000, and well worth it for all you art collectors!

These cast-off materials are morphed into lovely recycled gems! Stitzlein's metaphorphic process will be on display at Miller Gallery on the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburg November 8th-December 21st 2007. The show will showcase her new work, a series of magnificent moths! Her artwork is my recycled dream.

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Blogger die_hard_beatles_fan said...

Wow, that is absolutely amazing; is there a site?

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Luce said...

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8:58 PM  
Blogger hautenature* said...

die hard beetles fan, the sites are in white-click to them. The Stitzlein's site is Art Grange Studio.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i am currently studying art in year 10 and just love your butterfly collection. They are my favourite creatures and i also enjoy drawing them. I thought i would just leave a comment to say that your butterflies amazed me and inspired me to make my butterflies more imaginative.

Anonomous G.

12:59 PM  

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