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I’m especially drawn to materials that

are decidedly not precious--things that

some might even consider to be trash.

In this vein, my current work is primarily

concerned with re-purposing decorative

tin containers. I like to use the term

upcycling. Finding the tins and then

selecting the most intriguing areas to

work with is, in many ways, a holdover

from my graphic design training.

Somehow, I find it both comforting and

challenging to work with found imagery.


The variety within the raw material is

almost limitless, so I have focused

largely on the circle as a unifying theme.

As I grow in the work, I am also exploring

different shapes and more complex

constructions. It is by far the most

engaging work I've ever done. I can't wait

to see where it will next take me.


--Christine Terrell, Reckless Recycler