Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX

Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX

Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX

Created by Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX
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Title: Edison’s Undiscovered Circuit Board, Patent Pending
Theme: Recycling, Re-using, etc
Materials: The piece was first machine quilted then a collage of items fused and machine or hand sewn in place.
About: Edison is quoted as saying, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
My artwork depicts a circuit board made up of all sorts of throw away items: wine tops and labels, old tea bags, a plastic stir device, old unused film, labels cut out from clothing, etc.
Did you enjoy this project?
Yes…I learned quite a bit about Thomas Edison and appreciated his approach to the process of invention…some were successful, others not. It is the same with an art quilter. I included two other of his quotes in my collage:”The value of an idea lies in using it.” And, “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do, doesn’t mean it is useless.”