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heart beat - carly & casey torgerson

by Carly & Casey Torgerson
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  • the story

Feel the Beat

Sisters Carly and Casey Torgerson were concerned by the needless waste they witnessed in the schools and businesses around them, but instead of just throwing up their hands, they fired up their creativity and began to transform the problem into unique works of art.

This piece, titled "Heart Beat", features a hand painted woman whose hair waves as she listens to headphones that connect to her heart. Is she transported by a favorite melody? Or has she tapped into the secret song within herself? Instead of a canvas, the image is painted onto a circular base of wood from a stereo manufacturer, which otherwise would have been discarded. The piece comes signed by the artists, and ready to hang with a reclaimed soda can pull tab as the mounting hardware. Handmade in Tallahassee, FL, and Minneapolis, MN.

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Made from
recycled aluminum, reclaimed wood, acrylic, reclaimed plastic, soy-based ink
10.5" Dia. x 0.75" Depth
Due to the reclaimed nature of the materials, slight variances in color and size is to be expected.
Care instructions: Not intended for outdoor use.
  • the maker

Carly & Casey Torgerson

The Torgerson sisters started out on separate paths: Carly studied education and taught art in public schools, and Casey was a passionate environmentalist serving in AmeriCorps. But when Carly hit upon the idea of using reclaimed materials to create unique works of art, Casey was eager to join in the creative endeavor. Together they formed SoulShine Studio. They contacted local businesses for donations of scrap wood, paper and more, and discovered those companies were only too happy to have a way to reduce their waste and environmental impact. The unique, upcycled nature of those materials is displayed proudly in the design of each one of the sisters' colorful creations.

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