Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/rokcommon/RokCommon/Registry.php on line 381

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/rokcommon/RokCommon/Registry.php on line 394
isiiad - When paper becomes bead.

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/gantry/core/utilities/gantryregistry.class.php on line 326

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/gantry/core/utilities/gantryregistry.class.php on line 339

When paper becomes bead.

IMG_0390s

It's starting to look like an obsession isn't it.  African recycling.  I can't get enough of it.  This wonderful collar comes courtesy of National Geographic magazines. The paper is cut and rolled forming the long beads. Its made by a Ugandan, Sanaa Gateja.  Is there no end to innovative uses of things that have already had a life as something else?  I love it to pieces.

The wallhanging below is made by using the same technique.  I especially loved the story with this one.  It's called "Change".  The beads were made using Barack Obama's presidential campaign literature. It was made by Algernon Miller in collaboration with Sanaa Gateja and the Kwetu African Women's Association, Uganda.

IMG_0417s

While I'm on the subject of beads.  Here's a couple of magnificent works using conventional beads by two South African artists

IMG_0387s

Bongiswa Ntobela (South Africa, b.1968)

IMG_0388s

Noluvuyo Niza (South Africa, B.1985) under the guidance of master beader Mangutshana Nontanga (South Africa, b. 1967)

I bring these offerings to you from The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York City, December 2010.

Parent Category: Arts
Facebook Image

Door Handle NY

New York continues to inspire..... New York hasn't completely gone off my radar. I saved this door handle to my desktop as I just loved it. I came across it again yesterday and… More…

The Highline

The Highline The Highline is a brilliant piece of New York urban recycling. It's a very clever use of a disused overhead railway line. It runs along the west side near the Chelsea… More…

Razzle Dazzle Recycling

Razzle Dazzle Recycling I'm afraid that there's good and bad news with this post. The good news is that I got these great pics of a dazzling piece of art. The bad news is that… More…

MOMA

MOMA This experience encapsulates why I loved New York so so much. Imagine being in one of the biggest, brightest museums of modern art known to man. Then picture a huge void… More…

American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum This is a relatively small gallery by New York public gallery standards. It sits next door to the MOMA at 45 W 53rd Street. Here's a little taste of… More…

Banchet

Banchet. During five days in Paris in 2009 I fell hopelessly in love with florists. I would go into every one I came across just to marvel at the blooms and the sensational way… More…

Life Drawing in Soho

Life Drawing in Soho. A trip down to Soho for a life drawing class turned out to be quite an adventure. I entered via a door in Spring street leading to a tiny precipitous… More…

Wreath Interpretations

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ISIIAD IN NEW YORK "Wreath Interpretations" Barbara Wallace. Paper, acrylic paint, wire and cardboard. Here's a little New York Christmas greeting to all of… More…

MAD Jewellery

MAD Jewellery Linda Sanchez. Silver, Para, grass and figue Here's a blog to challenge your idea of jewellery. I went back to this exhibition three times during my stay in New… More…

Subway Diversions

Subway Diversions From Montsalvat, back, briefly to New York. I know it's a stretch but stay with me. The New York subway experience was in the main noisy and smelly and… More…

Ousmane M'Baye

Ousmane M'Baye (Senegal, b. 1975) Every time I look at this photo I have a little moment of delight. This is another offering from the MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) in New York.… More…

When paper becomes bead.

When paper becomes bead. It's starting to look like an obsession isn't it. African recycling. I can't get enough of it. This wonderful collar comes courtesy of National Geographic… More…

Copyright

THIS ENTIRE SITE © 2010-2012 ISIIAD. ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL HEREIN, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE COPYRIGHTED BY ISIIAD. NO PART OF THIS SITE, OR ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN, MAY BE USED OR REPRODUCED IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.