Jane Perkins loves and creates artwork with an element of fun and the unexpected.
Each of her Found Material Collages is made from thousands of pieces of salvaged bric-a-brac which are carefully glued into place to make the picture. Random small objects are used; plastic toys, shells, beads, buttons etc. No colour is added to any of the materials – they are exactly ‘as found’.
Jane said “I am a ‘re-maker’, taking inspiration from found objects and working them into something new. I love art with an element of fun and the unexpected, and hope my work will make you smile!”
Below are some examples of her work. It can take her 3 weeks to complete each piece.
What features do you have on your face?
Can you name them all?
To make a portrait of yourself / a friend / a pet / a toy's face / family member
First decide who or what you are creating a portrait of.
Then decide if you are using natural or recycled materials for your artwork.
Natural - leaves, sticks, grass, seeds etc..
Recycled - buttons, fabric, paper, card, plastic toys, shells, beads etc..
Here is an example of using natural materials for a portrait.