(Article featured in the Hastings Online Times)
Recycled 2012 at Hastings Arts ForumThe designer Issey Miyake once said: “The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse.” Cathy Simpson explores Recycled 2012 at Hastings Arts Forum.
This exhibition is a really powerful reminder of that! It’s a rich collection of artworks all fashioned from found images or objects; beautiful, witty – and often both. The featured artists include Serena Thirkell, Peter Edwards , Peter Quinnell, Ruth Wurzberger, Laurence Gill, Danny Mooney, Tricia Neve, Tim Riddihough, Lynne Bingham, Maika Crampton, and also pieces from Stuart Walton’s Hastings & Bexhill Wood Recycling Project. ...
"Visitors to the Private view were greeted by a wonderful creation by Maika Crampton, modeled by Maresa Bossano. Maika enthused about her love of illustration, and how her pieces have taken this artform into another dimension. They really are the equal of any picture gracing a book of fairy tales; her masterpiece in the show is her wedding dress, exquisitely crafted from paper, totally eco-friendly and actually a thought-provokingly good idea."