Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein

Posted on: March 06, 2014

Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein
March 1-July 6, 2014

Michelle Stitzlein, Baltimore, OH, creates found object art/sculpture from recycled materials. Inspired by "myriad varieties of beautiful, exotic moths and lichen in my own backyard”, the pieces in this exhibit are cobbled together in the most pristine way from old piano keys, tin cans, license plates and bicycle tires, among other things.  The exhibit also includes several pieces from her new series using recycled electric wire and other found objects.

Stitzlein has also written two books, Bottle Cap, Little Bottle Cap; and Cool Caps outlining projects for children, families, schools and non-profits utilizing recycled, plastic bottle caps.  In February, the artist spent two days creating a bottle cap mural for the Appleton with the help of students at North Marion Middle School. Stitzlein also participated in the Appleton’s March 1 Family Day where people of all ages were able to create bottle cap magnets in the ARTSpace. 

The exhibit and mural project are funded in part by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image credit for attached image:
Petaled Lecanora, 2010
Recycled Materials

 

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