“While I was an artist-in-residence at Recology San Francisco, I made the first of a series of collaborative bottle cap quilts with the San Francisco Conservation Corps.  I designed and facilitated this piece with forty-five Youth In Action Corps members ranging in age from twelve to fourteen. The project was designed to expose these inner city youth to the concept of recycling as an art form while simultaneously allowing me the opportunity to create an art piece larger in scale than I’d ever before attempted. The 6 x 9′ completed bottle cap mosaic is on permanent display at the Recology San Francisco’s main office.

When I was hired by the Corps to design a second bottle cap quilt, I cut down its weight significantly, yet this second mosaic, installed in the lobby of Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater, weighs 400 pounds, is 15 x 9′ and contains 8,500 bottle caps.”

Today, Remi’s bottle cap earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins are sold in folk art shops, museum stores and boutiques across the United States and abroad.  Throughout the years, Remi’s artistic creations have expanded beyond jewelry to include sculpture, clocks, frames, furniture and even clothing.  All of her creations are made with recycled street and junkyard treasures; but the bottle cap remains her most favored material.

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