MEET THE MAKERS


 

Janelle Costello

The impulse of collecting has been present in me for as long as I could wander off alone.  The concept of art came much later. After pursuing a degree in Studio Art, I have since been self-taught in a range of folk craftwork practices.  As a multimedia artist with a deep adoration for the phenomena of the natural world, my designs are an impulsive response to found objects and are thus constantly evolving based on the distinctive characteristics of the original finding and the pursuit of new skills sets.  I make things from leftovers of a world already stuffed full of Things.  Living within me is an active, explorative craving to create, to cultivate awareness and creative growth in others, and to reduce wastefulness in any way.  These are gestures of respect for our Earth and the small patch of time we have to experience Her.  Through tactile practices of incorporating found objects and repurposed materials, I feel like part of both the past and the future. 

With formal training as a charcoal portrait artist and a BFA in Studio Art, I am available for commissions in a range of subject matter.  Please visit my portfolio through the link below and feel free to contact me with inquiries. 


 

Angel Fowler

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My curiosity for our natural world developed at an early age, and that interest has manifested itself as an adult, which is why I chose a career as a biologist. I am very drawn to the environment and tend to seek out diversity in all aspects of life, particularly if it’s in a place I have never been before.  From eclectic landscapes to microscopic assemblages, the arrangement of our world is extremely intricate.  I continuously search nature in support of conservation and sustainable ways of living, and aim to help educate others on the importance of biodiversity. I value living a life in consideration of our earth and want to encourage others to not only reevaluate their material footprint, but to also enjoy the beauty in all features that surround us.

My favorite materials include a combination of remnants and eccentricities left by species what were once living, as well as inorganic constituents to produce groovy, yet practical pieces. Similar to my Earthwhile partner, I am inspired by discarded and residual objects that can be repurposed into functional creations. I am especially motivated by the ecological relics that can be found just from searching within our terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.