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Carolyn Good featured in WalterFedy art show

March 21, 2018 | Artbeat | Volume 22 Issue 07
Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Paper bead and found materials walk across the table, or form birds that will talk. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

Talking birds, paper and rose petal beads, walking jewellery, found-art sculptures. With these and other works, Carolyn Good’s recent show at the WalterFedy-Architecture, Engineering, Construction offices on Queen Street in Kitchener showed off her Mennonite roots of reusing and recycling.

Good, a member of First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, has long worked with paper beads strung together with wire to make brooches. Now her creations walk or are lit up in dioramas enclosed in found filing drawers.

Birds made of found materials are preparing to speak of the environment in an upcoming online journal of art, with voices such as that of Fred Redekop, pastor of senior ministry at Poole Mennonite Church, near Milverton, Ont.

Good has been creating art her whole life, having designed a quilt with her grandmother as a youth and eventually completing a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.

To learn more about the artist, visit anyflip.com/liss/ucmb.

Paper bead and found materials walk across the table, or form birds that will talk. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

Carolyn Good ‘lights up’ one of her sculptures of found materials and paper beads. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

Not your grandmother’s apple doll, this one is doing yoga to stay supple. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

Paper and rose petal beads form this walking sculpture. (Photo by Dave Rogalsky)

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