Monday, 11 January 2010
Grandma's Bottle Village: The Art of Tressa Prisbrey
"I got a lot of bottles" - Tressa Prisbrey
Tressa Prisbrey at the dump
Click here to view Grandma's Bottle Village: The Art of Tressa Prisbrey
This is a beautifully judged document of Tressa Prisbrey's art, capturing the absurdity, humour, resourcefulness, and macabre elements in her life that brought about the creation of her village; the first structure being a house made of bottles, collected from the dump, in which she could keep her 17,000 strong pencil collection. It is especially worth watching through to the part when her older sister comes to visit.
From the extensive film archives at folkstreams.net