We are so excited to be featured in the Arts Business Institutes Artist Profile! Our little company intrigued them, and we want them to know how much we love them right back!
ABI: You use upcycled materials. Tell us about your concept and your process.
LS: Yes, I use upcycled pet food bags that I collect directly from the community, from consumers like you. They’re cleaned and treated with a special, often recycled protective material which makes the actual pet food bag more durable and water resistant.
It’s a long and laborious process, but it’s well worth it! After cleaning and treating each bag I dive into the artistic and creative process of combining each bag with all kinds of wonderful materials and fabrics, many recycled or repurposed. I use vintage fabrics, contemporary designer fabrics, seat belts, vintage jewelry, even paintings.
**Check out the full article HERE >>> Art Institute Artist Profile!**
Arts Business Institute was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2002 to serve a crucial, common need in the art- and craft-making communities – practical business education for creative entrepreneurs.
The Arts Business Institute partners with art nonprofits, business development centers and art education organizations across the nation to provide specialized technical assistance and business education for studio artists, craft professionals and creative entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to a national audience of collectors and galleries.
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