Karen Melfi Collection
Growing up as one of 16 children in rural Indiana, Marcia Sednek and her family embraced two of the three R’s that have become staples of environmentally friendly living: reuse, and recycle. Their brand of resourcefulness, however, was out of necessity and blossomed long before “going green” was chic. Today, as a folk artist, Sednek still uses this resourcefulness in spades. She has an exceptional ability to imagine what treasures like battered antique sugar canisters and TV-dinner trays could become and refashion them into petite sculptures of dresses and flowers, and wearable art.