The Mission? To create a piece of mixed media art from a container of mystery items ranging from vintage lace and maps, to lightbulbs, mini circuits, housekeys and a glass bottle. The rules dictated that you had to use 31 of the 33 items, and were permitted to add two additional items - including your substrate. There were 22 participants of this challenge - each being provided the same mixture of items.
Here is a sneak peak of what Sabrina and I both came up with:
I personally found this challenge to be excruciating inasmuchas "mixed media" in this sense is not my forte'. But I really wanted to try it. Regretably, I starred at the box of objects for weeks before I finally deciding to just get it done. Sabrina on the other hand totally embraced the challenge -- diving with a smile into the box of "stuff" and emerging with a very clever, well thought out piece of art that WILL eventually end up on the wall of my office as it is absolutely the coolest.
If you'd like to check out some of the work of the other participants, all M4 Challenges are currently on display at Artist Alley (art gallery) in Southern Pines, North Carolina, and many of them are for sale. As for Sabrina's piece - well it's NOT for sale, as it's already been promised.... to me. Pricless!