Material Mashup

Listener Challenge

Friday, February 11, 2011

Last week, in honor of the publication of Studio 360's book Spark: How Creativity Works, we asked listeners to show us how they made something creative from an unexpected combination of materials. Kurt talks to a few about their submissions, which include an icicle forest, a version of Hamlet staged on a Spokane off-ramp, and a painting made of coffee grounds.

See entries already submitted by Studio 360 listeners.

The deadline to submit your Material Mashup is Sunday, February 13, at 11:59pm.

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Comments [4]

Michael from Studio 360

Hi Patrick,

Your riverfront sculptures sound fantastic, but unfortunately, our deadline has passed. We’re still eager to see your creation, though, so please post it, and we’ll keep this page going.

And if you can find the time to drift down the Hudson, come join us at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble Tuesday night at 7:00. Kurt and Julie will be there to discuss our new book, "Spark."

Feb. 14 2011 12:08 PM
patrick Oster from Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Is it too late to send in a photo for the material mashup segment?
I started using driftwood tossed up by the Hudson River, which is close to my house, for simple riverfront sculptures. Among other reactions of local river walkers was one woman who used one grouping of the wood for morning meditation. Later some others started putting up sculptures of their own. I guess we have a Hudson River school of driftwood art going.

Feb. 14 2011 11:27 AM
Kate Munger from Inverness CA

You interviewed me about the Threshold Choir a few years back. We sing at the bedsides of people who are dying, in coma, newborns, children in hospital and with women who are incarcerated and people who are grieving. Since that time our numbers have grown. We just started our 120th choir in the US and I think this qualifies as "making something creative out of unexpoected materials." I am thrilled about the growth of this idea...singing in prayer (mostly NOT religious, but deeply spiritual) and the community of women singers this kind of service actually knits together. Kindness made Audible. Thanks for the opportunity to report back. Blessings, Kate

Feb. 13 2011 01:00 PM
donna mccullough from Wwestminster, MD

I am submitting a dress than I made out of woven tin cans. It is a size 8 but not wearable.

Feb. 13 2011 10:28 AM

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