Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Jennifer Collier's Paper Collage Creations!

I am excited to share the creative work of Jennifer Collier with you today. Jennifer uses a wide variety of different recycled papers, both natural and found objects to create innovative sculptural textile pieces. "My practice focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching I produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects."

I love how Jennifer uses interesting papers as if they were fabric, she stitches, traps and embeds unusual things, contrasting both the traditional and contemporary with an element of recycling. "I enjoy the idea of working with disposable organic materials that are transient in nature, imbuing them with worth and creating something intriguing and of great beauty."

Typewriter

Teacup with Spoon and Milk Jug
Jennifer takes considerable inspiration from the materials she uses along with the places she searches and collects them from which include flea markets, charity shops, fruit and veg stalls and antique shops. "Whenever I am really stuck for an idea I seek inspiration from literature or poetry."

Jennifer studied for a BA (Hons) in Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University. Most of the techniques she now uses in her work however, have been achieved through self exploration since graduating by experimenting with different media and techniques.

Map Baby Shoes

Spice Jars with Rack

Postcard SLR Camera

What Katy Did Stilettos

Letter Dress

Telephone

Map SLR Camera

Teabag Dress

Teaset with Tray

Click here to view her website and Facebook page or follow her on Twitter!

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