Jane Perkins is a found objects artist. She works with whatever bits of plastic that she can find, most commonly buttons, beads and toys. She collects and sorts them, then arranges them so that they resemble classic works of art.
Here artistic career did not come quickly. Perkins first spent 17 years as a nurse and then 10 years at a full-time mother. It was only afterward that she went to art school to study textiles. She developed an appreciation for found materials because, she writes, "I enjoy using materials which have a history."
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