Twin Cities Artist Turns Old Band-Aids Into Art

By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Beth Barron is begging for Band-Aids. She will take just about any kind of Band-Aid, even ones with blood and dirt.

“I’m not picky. I’m mean, it’s sort of like, some are pretty intensely dirty. Usually I do find a lot on the ground,” she said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

The idea of turning Band-Aids into art, came to her while walking around Lake Harriet. She noticed a Band-Aid and thought about how they made children feel better, even if there was no real injury, it always helped.

“And I wanted to stop crying and there was no Band-Aid,” she said.

She said it is all about healing for her, and pain.

“For me pain and resiliency are pretty serious business,” Barron said.

Barron carefully sews each Band-Aid onto a circle of cloth. She is creating seven mandalas, used for mediation. They will be displayed at an art show coming up in June.

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