Dirt In My Fingers

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Being able to shape and create something with your hands is one of the most satisfying experiences I can think of. Taking multiple pieces of scrap and wire and turning it into a shape from my mind helped me revisit the feeling of self-satisfaction when creating art from simple materials. Within the whole trip the process really started when I learned to crochet and completed several small clothing projects with what I learned. Continuing on with building something of my own, the scrap metal sculpting has really helped keep me engaged and alive. The search for materials has also brought about an old feeling of joy, particularly when digging into the ground after an object and not knowing where it will lead. (In reference to a particular endeavor which lasted two hours and went about a foot deep.)

By: Natasha Alston

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