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What am I gloving?

November 27, 2018

I enjoy painting on leather and have used pieces of old kid gloves in my crazy quilts and wall hangings.  That is why I particularly appreciate the whimsy of Bunnie Reiss’s creations.

“Artist Bunnie Reiss enjoys transforming the old into new, and has spent her life as a collector of weathered objects with rich stories. Reiss’s ongoing project turns her collection of old leather gloves into bright works of art, utilizing symmetry and cosmic imagery to connect both the past and present. The gloves are not obvious references to animal faces, but subtle gestures that reference eyes, ears, and noses within their design.”

“In addition to painting smaller works, Reiss also creates large installations and mural walls. Her most recent work is a 3,500 square foot mural painted on the east side of Milwaukee for the Black Cat Mural Alley. You can see more of her large and small-scale works on her website and Instagram.”

 

From Colossal

 

3 comments

  1. The first photo is your work?
    Never heard of leather painting. Thanks for turning me on to it.


    • Not my work – I use gloves that are their last legs (last fingers?) and harvest the sound parts of them for painting and patchwork!


      • Sounds like CSI Cleveland. Still interesting art form. Post your work



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