My mother says that as a child, I was too often exclaiming, “Oh, give it a chance,” over wilting plants, frail pets, ragged clothes and even scraps in the wastebasket.
My heritage is Dutch - people know for frugal, practical solutions. And, my family is one of artists, we see patterns -- connections, related colors, curves, thoughts. As I see a waterfall in a silk scrap, a lamentation in a magazine article, or a soul in the eyes of a photograph, I am inclined to “give it a chance” to become a more beautiful enactment. My up-cycled clothing and mache/multimedia collage have reflected these motivations to preserve.
Currently I do personal commissions or workshops with a defined group.