Colleen O'rourke


Colleen O'Rourke was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan. Colleen works in several mediums but currently focuses on seed bead embroidery and collages using vintage sheet music. Her work can be seen in several public venues, multiple publications, private collections, and many galleries throughout Michigan. 


Seed Bead Embroidery 


My collages are created from vintage sheet music. I choose pages based on how the shade will enhance the image, but once I cut, angle, layer, and sew the music together, I catch a lyric that comes together with another lyric to form poetic verses. I am reclaiming the saga that these pages once experienced and am giving them a new narrative. 

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