Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ReUsed Plastic Fun!

I received an email from Paul Perry a couple of months ago. He was forwarding a possible art project/fundraiser called the International Plastic Quilt Project that he thought I might be interested in doing. He also mentioned that maybe Annette Lansing and Cat Zimmerman might want to join in as well.

That week in clay class after the other students had left, I brought up the project ~ the four of us were in! Our task was to create squares (preferably 12x12) made of nothing but plastic (thread could be added if needed). I suggested that we do transfer images via packing tape. The next week we all showed up with our stacks of favorites pictures and began to group them together.

Once grouped, I signed up to piece them together. Cat signed up to quilt them to their backing of bubble wrap and various used plastic bags. Electrical tape was added to edge them and Annette added grommets for easy hanging. They turned out spectacular!!

In addition to the measurements and use of plastic, each one had to incorporate the word "PLENTY".

The first one we titled "Plenty of Europe"....

The second one we called "Plenty of Nature"....

The third one we called "Plenty of Eyes"....

And ending with "Plenty of Creatures"....

Thank you Paul for your vision of what could be ~ such a great collaboration of Professors, Teachers, Mentors and Students from the Gerontology Program.

The fundraiser is going to be on November 4th at 100th Monkey Studios (which is located at 110 SE 16th Avenue, Portland). Hope to see you there!!!!


  1. Find Gerontology and become surrounded by artists!

  2. Great project, Bobbie. It sure was fun getting to know you at Menucha. Hope out paths cross again soon. Paula

  3. You are so great at bringing projects together! I love your enthusiasm and creativity.