While walking the streets in Buenos Aires I was struck by the grilles that cover so many things - how they frame a view and form another layer of architecture. These bricolaged works are inspired by both the basic materials of the street and also the random things one sees while walking. The materials are things I brought home from Buenos Aires that are everywhere; awnings, burlap, plastic mesh, bandera colored material (blue and white stripes as the Argentine flag), media sombre (shade cloth) and impossibly amazing and obsolete things made by hand: lace, hankies, towels, napkins, etc. These small constructions are a snapshot of textures and vistas.

Left: Inspiration for Figure/Ground captured by Sheila Klein in Buenos Aires
Right: Figure/Ground, 2018, vintage towel, plastic mesh, lace, burlap, stainless steel thread, 39" x 25"

Composition, 2018, vintage yardage, plastic mesh, metal mesh, lace, paint, hanky, 26" x 17"

Slice, 2018, awning cloth, plastic mesh, vintage textiles, stainless steel thread, 30" x 22"

Horizon, 2018, vintage towel, bandera shade cloth, chair cloth, 31" x 20"

Landscape, 2018, burlap, shade cloth media sombre, vintage hankies, awning cloth, 41" x 25"

Flag, 2018, burlap, shade cloth media sombre, vintage hankies, 31" x 26"

Still/Life, 2018, vintage yardage, plastic mesh, lace, paint, shade cloth, found bits, stainless steel thread, 31" x 24"

Buenos Aires Bricolage displayed at Making Up Stories and Looking at Things Sideways, i.e. Gallery in Edison, WA