Robbinsdale Family Creates Art Out of Campaign Signs
A Robbinsdale family is using art to spread awareness about the environment. Patti Paulson and her eye-catching lipstick car are pretty popular at local community events.
“My art car is covered with lipstick tubes and kisses, things that I have found and found new purpose for,” explained Paulson.
She and her daughter, Nexus Trueself, are now using their creative spirit to save the earth. The two started a community art project called “Sign O’ The Times.” The idea is to transform old campaign signs into a canvas piece of artwork.
“I’ve contacted politicians and asked for their old signs if they’re not going to be running for office,” said Paulson.
Old Campaign Signs Repurposed
The ladies first paint over the campaign signs to wipe out the previous message. They also trim the signs down to smaller sizes. Once the blank canvases are dry, they’re ready for people in the community to express messages about the environment.
“They send out a message the world about how much they love nature or what they’ve seen or what they can do to help,” said Nexus Trueself.
The two art lovers received a $2,000 grant from the group Cultivate Bottineau to show their project at three different events, which take place along the proposed light rail line.
Both Paulson and Trueself hope people remember their messages, long after the paint has dried on the artwork.
“This sign is going on, and it’s going to live in your yard, and people are going to drive by, it’s going to inspire others,” said Paulson.
You can check out Sign O’ The Times on Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to Noon at Market In The Valley Farmers Market in Golden Valley.
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