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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’.

Following a career in nursing, Jane took a degree in Textiles as a mature student, gaining a First in 2006. During her nal year, she focused on using recycled materials, making brooches from small toys and broken jewellery. The idea of larger works came from the brooches, starting with a portrait of The Queen in 2008. Plastic Classics followed, reinterpreting famous works of Art using found materials, giving them a contempo- rary twist. Each work needs to be viewed in two ways: from a distance to recognise the whole im- age, and close up to identify the materials.

“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!” JANE PERKINS 

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