Lena Tan


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Lena Tan
Resides: Vancouver, B.C.

I like to collage with the ephemera that one way or another insert themselves into our lives, the "stuff" that usually goes into garbage and recycling bins: old magazines, junk mail, and other found material. I make ATCs to re-purpose and recycle a miniscule part of the mountains of waste that our culture creates.

As a former graphic artist, my instruments are steel rule, triangles, knife, scissors and glue. I have incorporated line tape, transfer lettering, acetate and rubylith (leftovers from a past life - younger people will not know what these are) into my ATCs.

For me, ATCs are a means for spontaneous expression of my world view, which includes the social, political and environmental, and also for enjoying the work of other creatives.

External Link: Electronic Serendipity
001Artist Trading Cards (vertical orientation)
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions: 3.5 in 2.5 in (each)
003Artist Trading Cards (horizontal orientation)
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions: 2.5 in 3.5 in (each)