art from duct tape????
Art done from duct tape or electrical tape? I thought you have got to be kidding. I emailed Pam right away and asked her if she would mind if I wrote about her art. Click on link below to see her latest work..totally awesome.
After conversing with Pam I learned that she actually started using the duct tape out of the blue…maybe boredom. She had only used coal and pastels as mediums and one night had a brainstorm of doing a picture using electrical tape. I do believe this is thinking outside of the realm of things. She put it into perspective as looking for a strange and outrageous medium no one had used before or at least that she knew of. Funny thing is, once she started the project it actually was a long and tedious project and vowed to never use tape as a medium again.
I do believe that we should never say never though…ask me how I know.
Due to a stressful time in her life Pam remembered how relaxed and focused she was during that time. She realized then this was something that was to be apart of her art and upon completing another one she felt more relaxed and focused than ever before.
Once others began to see Pam’s art they told her she needed to add color, so she ventured out to find some colored duct tape and did her Sea Serpent.
From this, her brain went wild with ideas and her art progressed from the wall to purses to flowers. Pam said she loves using tape because it is a fun challenge to take something people associate with fixing things in the basement, and making it an elegant piece of art. It takes concentration and creativity to take only 20 colors of tape that is such a stiff medium, and make something from it that is unique, durable and elegant.
- Current Residence: Waukesha, WI
- Interests: Tape, Dragons, Tarot Cards, The Ocean, Martial Arts and Orange sherbert
- Personal Quote: “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” – R.W. Em
- Tools of the Trade: A box full of duct tape and a razor blade