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Elizabeth Morisette's avatar Elizabeth Morisette

An important aspect of my work is the use of recycled or repourposed materials. I like using materials with a history. This history often draws viewers in to experience these often common objects in a new manner. By giving the pieces catchy, nostalgic names, I invite the viewer to remember a time, place, or person that they once knew. Though the objects are common, often the memories invoked by the work is as varied as the individuals who view them. In my zipper pieces, I use these common materials to create sculptures that morph and merge into organic memories. The zipper teeth remind viewers of the mechanical and the poetic within an object we use almost daily. This piece uses the manmade zippers to create an organic shape. This is a part of a series of work called "Zipp-a-dee-doo-dah" . In this series I hand sew zippers into various sculptures and wall hangings. I am happy to display some of the series along with this piece. Images are available upon request.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 14"
  • Medium: Handsewn Zippers
  • Width: 3"
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 30"