Thursday, January 29, 2009

(he)Art Installation

Most of the things I make are recycled - by which I mean that I re-use stuff I already have in the house. I do not want to buy new items in order to create something.
Also, most of the things I make are prototypes - which is a clever way of saying that the execution could be better, but I was in a bit of a hurry.
I made my second love/heart project (the first one is here) using an old frame and ribbons (as in the post below), old magazine paper (I love monochrome, but I guess you could have used more colourful pages), and some red yarn that I bought ages and ages ago at a Black Sash fete.

Cut out hearts, embroider them to you heart's content ...

and pin them onto your board. And now you have a
(he)Art Installation.

9 comments:

svetlana said...

First I say that your hearts on the ribbon is very pretty and I did make the nice pink one. But now I tell you that I am also very sad. I did want to send that nice heart to that man Jakob in your country who is writing me on natashaKlub. That is for Valintine Day. But now today he did tell me that he has many wifes already. Can you believe! How rude! I do think I will re-cycle that pink heart.

Freshly Found said...

I just chuckle as I read your post. I identify with you on so many points - the recycling ones and the clever use of the word prototype!!!

Anairam said...

svetlana - Oh goodness, I hope his surname wasn't Zuma. But believe me, you are better off recycling that pink heart!

freshly found - You are the Recycling Queen! I love how you re-interpret objects. I am redoing my CV today (work is slow ...) and am thinking of putting, in addition to Proofreader, the profession Prototyper (or should that be Prototypist?)

Linda Sue said...

Anairam LOVE the LOVE! I must say I do get tired of red and white hearts (always love pink) but your hearts of black and white are really wonderful. I think that this year I will make black ones, it's less sentimental, more in keeping with winter...frostbite...

Khaled KEM said...

Very nice hearts.
Maybe that's what we need to do in our lives..find the old or non used or forgotten (things, relationships, friends,ideas...) and make of them creative, lovely times...

Sarah said...

I love these! I bought a great heart hole punch and like nothing better than using up my junk mail cutting out lots of little ones. I like the way you have used the frame for this.

kendalee said...

Black Sash thread on black and white hearts - I like the symbolism of that! And the (he)Art Installation is gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Anairam said...
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Anairam said...

linda sue - Oh, no! A frostbitten heart - that sounds too sad! But yes, I am also not so much into the red and white hearts. Ag, it is all fluff anyway, this romantic Valentine stuff, and I'm normally quite a cycnical person, but I can't help it - come Valentine's Day I want to make hearts and eat little heart-shaped chocolates and drink pink bubbly.

Khaled - I SO love your interpretation- yes, we do need to do that! And if we do not make our own lives and relationships creative and lovely, who will?

Sarah - Sounds like a great punch! The heart is my favourite symbol, when I doodle I always end up drawing them.

kendalee - Probably only South Africans will know of the Black Sash and its significance!