We are starting a new thing on our website: Artist talks and portfolios...
The artists in The Works-in-Progress collective all have their own things going on, and lots of it it pretty interesting and connected to why we do things together. Also, we don't always know how cool our friends/colleagues/partners are until we see an overview of their work... so we are starting with Leah Sanchez, my co-founder of Works-in-Progress.
Leah Sanchez had a rich life in the Philippines prior to immigrating to Canada in 2016, including running a resort, working as an architect and in 2010, she and her friend Binggoy started an up-cycled furniture company in Manila in response to the mountains of garbage created by super Typhoon Megi. Watch and get inspired! And then check out their website: https://resurrectionfurniture.ph/resurrectionfurniture.ph/
This is the Resurrection manifesto. I love it. the website is filled with poetry as well as objects to inspire:
Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery is an atypical atelier that produces unique pieces of furniture and works of art that use everyday found objects as their main components. It prides itself in being able to bring "dead" objects back to life by breathing into them witty and quirky designs.
We see dead objects.
We revive them.
We are Resurrection.
art experiments turning waste into beauty