Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Check out this great etsyian---Yaslani

I'm a packrat, and I love it that Yaslani has used her 'packrat' tendencies so well!;>) Yaslani has great pendants--I love this one.........

Yaslani's Profile

Yaslani was born and raised on the Jersey Shore and then moved to Los Angeles where she studied Fine Art -Painting at Otis Art Institute. Before long she found myself back in New Jersey where she detoured from art for a while and settled into a normal life fully stocked with a corporate job. Turns out normal wasn't for her. Making things is an addiction. A packrat by nature, she believes all items have a second life and she loves using recycled items and supplies that are gentle to the environment.

Her work consists of bamboo pendants and mixed media paintings. She uses found objects, bamboo, ephemera, old paper, acrylic, goauche, pencils, pens, ink, glitter… and anything else within my grasp. She is influenced by pop culture, color, music, animals, fashion, movies, magazines and too many artists to mention. There are no heavy messages in her work. Yaslani considers her art to be an aesthetic conversation. A lovely chat between friends sometimes relaying a story or an inside joke. The only judgement she makes with my art is “am I feeling this or not.” The “not” pile gets recycled for another day.

Yaslani is the brainchild for all her creative outlets. There is so much more she plans to do. There are so many more beautiful conversations she plans to have and Yaslani is still planning her escape from normal. Stay tuned.

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