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Paula Masters Travis


e-mail:
paula.masters.travis@
gmail.com

address:
PO Box 43
15 County Road 249
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
505-927-8461


Tour Stop #16

recycled furniture and art


Artist Statement

My work springs from a deep concern for the environment and the need to consume less and share more.  Through my personal mission to be earth-conscious, promote social justice and maintain sustainability, I construct repurposed, functional pieces of artwork.  All of my art, which is frequently furniture, is recreated from items that would have otherwise been discarded or may have ended up in landfills.  Every piece I create begins with a vision and intention, but each composition results in random patterns and something very unique.

Biography

Before coming to El Rito in the summer of 2013, I had never lived anywhere other than Delaware County, Ohio.  A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and a former employee of the college for almost 15 years, I was afforded the opportunity to experience other parts of the world with students.  Our travels took us to such places as Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Panama, and Haiti, but it was New Mexico that truly stole my heart.  It is here that I find the beauty (and lots of materials) to continue my recycled, repurposed, functional art.

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