Jan Garland

Jan Garland
Jan Garland
Eco-artist
Using recycled materials for my art- plastic bags and tissue paper
Greenbelt, Md
Biography

I am a self-taught artist from Maryland with a background in tissue paper paintings.  In 2008, with the environment in mind, I changed my materials to recycled tissue paper and began experimenting with plastic bags. The bags come in so many pretty colors, they are so toxic to the universe and their practical use keeps them from our landfill and our waters. With my cut bits of plastic bags or torn bits of colored tissue paper, brushed on to a canvas with glue and water, my images become displays of characters, scenes,thoughts,and emotions.  In my art world, the choice really is "paper or plastic".  I also like to use oil pastels with recycled canvas and frames. I enjoy participating in local and state shows with a mindful purpose  to participate more in the art world as an eco-artist.

To reach me, please leave a message with your name and number at 301-351-8022.

Poetry

NIGHT IN THE WOODS

 

THE WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT

THE SOUND OF THE WIND

TOUCHES MY HEART

AND MY SOUL FROM WITHIN

 

THE PEACEFUL QUIET

AS THE WORLD FALLS ASLEEP

AND THE DARK OF THE NIGHT

IN THE WOODS- HIDDEN DEEP

 

COMES THE RUSTLE OF THE LEAVES

AS NATURE STIRS ABOUT

FINDING HIDDEN PLACES

AMONG THE TREES - NO DOUBT

 

THE TREES HEAR THE WHISPERS

OF ALL LIVING THINGS

AS THEY TOWER THEIR PROTECTION

AND TO THEIR STRENGTH, WE CLING

 

A NIGHT IN THE WOODS

AWAKENS MANY SENSES

WE KNOW WE'RE ALIVE

AS OUR FEARFUL BODY TENSES

 

WE LIVE OUT LOUD

AS THE NIGHT BEGINS TO BREAK

WE WILL FIND OUR WAY

TO THE LIFE THAT WE MAKE

 

@ POEM BY JAN GARLAND

 

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