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Chelsea Fierst
As an artist minoring in art history, I can appreciate objects of our past. I try to be creative with my surroundings and much prefer to recycle unique objects, rather than buying new mass-produced ones. I love to shop at flea markets and to collect old pieces with some sort of story. Immediately after picking up this haiku, I knew it was the perfect fit for me.

I enjoy painting people most of all and wanted to make this piece about a figure and objects interacting. I chose to set up the characteristic girl who enjoys searching for hidden treasures. I focused on the composition and thoughtfully placed objects to move the viewer's eye around the piece. I also tried to express my interest in textile design and patterning, which I also tend to discover at flea markets.

Flea market treasures
found midst heaps of cast—off junk
start a second life.

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