Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Michele Pred

Originally uploaded by notionnanny
Michele Pred participated in the Day of Demos by showing visitors how to knit discarded cell phone chargers into baskets. A Berkeley-based artist, Pred creates sculptures out objects that would otherwise end of in a landfill, as well as post-9/11 confiscated items from airport security checkpoints: scissors, pocketknives, and clippers, for example. Pred says of her raw materials, "the diverse array of assembled 'dangerous' items may be regarded as the cultural residue of a particular moment in history...each small tool, like each of us, bears some weight of a changed world." There is a wonderful webpage on her work at:


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