Sew Upcycle

by Janneke Vanderree

Design Statement

Sewing is fun, colorful, artistic and relaxing. Always putting my black and white stripe in my quilts, it made its way onto the spire. Even sewing machines “die” but have a great second life as an art object. With a little wink to Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter, I tried to include some art influence from the Netherlands.

Materials:  Acrylic paint with sewing related found and saved objects.
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 41″

Map/Spire Number: 20

Location: Near the Pennington Post Office

Address: Bromel Place & Knowles Street

About the Artist

About the Artist

Janneke Vanderree was born in the Netherlands and took her Dutch Craft sense abroad. Now living for 25 years in the USA she is a fabric artist, sewing and quilting teacher and creative director at PALS on MAIN. She loves bright colorful art, and is forever learning new techniques and art forms.

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HV Arts Council Vanderee Full Spire
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Artistic Accolades:

“A fun and creative use of colorful retro-materials from the world of sewing.”