Renee Magyar

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Renee Magyar is a textile artist working primarily with salvaged fabric and found objects.

Her work is held in private collections in the US, England, Belgium, Germany, Chile, and New Zealand. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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I have a keen awareness of the human impact on the natural world and our rate of consumption and disposal. By repurposing objects that would otherwise be discarded, I attempt to suggest a different relationship to detritus. I seek to transform, revalue, and bring new attention to what many consider undesirable.

My depictions of nature are not merely a reflection of our natural surroundings, but a reminder of the importance of cherishing and protecting that which nourishes our bodies and our souls. This is what moves me. If through this process I can also bring a moment of insight to another person, then I have succeeded.

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