At the 30th Annual wreath show at The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park are 41 wreaths of the most nontraditional sort. Above, "Joy to the Whirl" by Denise Corley (wire, parchment and gouache).
"If You Walked in My Shoes... You Would Know" by Vivian Jett, Willie Serrano, Desiree Pabon, and Karen Gripper of the Brownsville Rec center (shoes, wood frame, shoe laces, shoe polish, glitter, shoe horn, fabric). Written pieces on the soles of the shoes.
"The Almond Villager Wreath" by Leonora Retsas (whole almond shells collected from grandparent's farm in Greece). Perfectly simple, perfectly evocative. Other Ellen, FYI, these are for sale.
Ed Gormley "Yetz is Ze Tzeit to Essen" (Chinese take-out boxes, aluminum rivets, wire, plywood). I'd like it better if the containers were recycled, not new.
See the whole exhibit FREE Mon- Fri until Jan10, closed holidays.
See what Julie Bawden Davis said about my book Artful Collage from Found Objects on her Healthy Houseplants blog.
New York Botanical Garden is offering fast track intensive courses toward a professional certificate in Landscape Design, Gardening or Floral Design this summer. Change careers or upgrade your skills, but no experience necessary. learn more... NEW IN KINDLE EDITION: Artful Collage from Found Objects by Ellen Spector Platt also in paperback