Albuquerque resident Cynthia Cook, who studied art and metals at Parsons School of Design in New York and the University of New Mexico, fell in love with can metal more than 30 years ago.
“I discovered a whole new world when I learned about can metal,” she explains. “It weathers beautifully. Made from steel, aluminum and tin, it takes on a blush when rusting. I find it charming.”
Using coffee cans, cookie tins, grocery store cans and vintage cans scavenged at thrift stores, Cook draws on her jewelry-making skills to creates colorful wall hangings that are on display in the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, which takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from November 30 through December 2. [Read More…]