Art From Post-It Notes

I have a kind of affection for Post-It Notes. I use them all the time when I’m reading–to mark a passage I especially like or don’t like, to write notes about things that work (or don’t) as I read, instead of writing in the margins. I use them sometimes when I write, too. I’m sure I’m not the only reader, or writer, who goes through a ton of these things. Right? Right? 🙂

So on the assumption that some of you out there use Post-It Notes–the name brand or the store brand (I buy the store brand; it’s cheaper) I thought I’d show you some art or creative endeavors made from Post-It Notes. A kind of urban art, I guess you could say.

Rebecca Murtaugh’s 2001 Post-it notes installation entitled “To Mark a Significant Space in the Bedroom #1.”

Murtaugh was quoted as saying, ““I was really mesmerized by Post-its. They come in all these colors. They are beautiful. They have a purpose, but it’s different for everyone: sometimes it’s a note, ‘I’ll be back,’ or maybe it’s a phone number. But for all these important things, the note itself is always ephemeral and temporary. Yet it’s carrying all this valuable information.”

I like her thoughts about the notes, and the way she transformed her thoughts into art.

Read more about it close to the bottom of this NY Times article.

Photo: ih8gates @ Flickr

This one’s a mosaic of Elvis made up of Post-It Notes. It takes a certain mindset to be able to design a mosaic this way.

Photo: Quickman @ Flickr. Quickman said “This is what my office looked like after it was covered with 1100 post-it notes for my birthday.”

Wow, what a beautiful thing to find! It looks like a creative celebration to me, with room to breathe.

You can see more Post-It Note art and creations here and here.

And if you’re interested in trying your hand at your own mural, check out this how-to.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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6 Responses to Art From Post-It Notes

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