Mint Tin Ornaments-Veronique Vanblaere
These adorable assemblage ornaments are the perfect way to add some funk to your tree! Each one is uniquely designed with one of a kind objects added to small tin lids.
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Véronique Vanblaere (Véro), a Belgian artist, moved to Birmingham, AL
in 1996, where she started and ran Naked Art, a gallery that focuses on
non-traditional and functional art. She recently closed it after 20 years to
focus full time on her art. Véro works in several mediums. Fiber art is a
favorite, which includes sewing and creating wearable art, reworking and
revamping clothing and bags to give the garments a new style and life.
She constructs soft sculpture in the form of extravagant hats and
luminaries which will often be part of art installations. She also works in
mixed media on paper or canvas which sometimes morphs into much
larger projects like murals for commercial establishments or private
homes. Véro writes and directs animation films featuring the characters
from her drawings or puppets that she conceives and builds. She and
other locals started "Pardon My Puppet", the Birmingham puppet guild, and creates shows for a variety of puppet mediums. Her work has been featured at Miami Art Basel, Harvard University and the Cannes Film Festival.