Jean Griffith makes new piece of art

November 4, 2013 | 5:16 p.m. CST
Jean Griffith making a new piece of art out of old materials at her home Oct. 22. "I think I just like creating things, and I think art is a way to possess things by recreating something," Griffith said. "I have it … and it makes it mine. It creates a time and place, in a way." Griffith, who is originally from Galesburg, Ill., but has been living in Columbia for 15 years, has been using "junk" to make art for about 3 or 4 years and just opened an Etsy account last year called "Outside My Back Door."

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