Friday, August 9, 2013

Artist feature: Desiree Warren

Desiree Warren is an artist who works with repurposed street sign vinyl on aluminum to make clocks and vinyl on found and repurposed papers and wood to make wall art.  She also creates stickers, vinyl decorated candles and vases, and greeting cards.

Desiree started creating this way while finishing up her degree in sculpture at KU, morphing into the work she does today over the last seven years.  She's been a clock maker since 2006 and works out of her home in Midtown KCMO. She loves to work with clients to create custom clocks.

Desiree adds that all of her aluminum is American sourced as well as her clock mechanisms.  EVERY PIECE of vinyl she uses is kept out of the waste stream because she shuffles through some very generous companies' scrap bins. 

This will be Desiree's third year at the BizBaz and she also sells her creations online, at regional art shows, and at m.a.s.h. handmade in the Westport area of Kansas City.  You can find more of Desiree's work on her website, her Etsy shop, on Pinterest, on Twitter (@EightyAcresArt), or on her blog, where she writes about her adventures in the Heartland, making art, and starting out as a 'picker'.

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