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Any assemblage devotees out there? I recently broke away from my 2 dimensional ball and chain to give this medium a whirl..It certainly got my brain churning..and gave me an opportunity to support my inner junk/ garbage collector!
02-06-2002, 07:03 PM
If we saw that over here, we would be calling out the Bomb Squad !!!
Very unusual - Ive never heard of this medium, can you tell us more about it
I love it. Everything goes together, the monk contemplating, and the time pieces. Thinking about our time here, or time left, or time past.
02-07-2002, 04:53 PM
Mae, it has been years since I have done any work like this. It is fun though :) Collage in 3D! With all the bits and pieces I have collected about friends and family over the years this might be a good way to put them together for Christmas or birthday gifts. I was just going through a big box of photos the other day, and thinking that I ought to send them out to the people they were of for their keepsakes. You have given me a great idea. Thanks:D
Thanks for your comments sasssybird, Pat and Joe! Yes i agree it is a magical medium..and lots of fun if you have a playful side itching to surface..or serious message you want to relay in a different way..
i found this medium to be the one for me post September 11th..it was easier to convey my inner thoughts with bits and pieces I found around me..Joe - my form of assemblage is to find an interesting box or container and fill it using collage.."found treasures.".and put them together in a way that expresses a thought, feeling or message..It's reallly up to you how you construct your art..which is the magical part ;)
here is another piece..a box ..image of an antique doll...bottle caps etc....i did a series using old doll motifs..called it the "charming doll" series..
02-09-2002, 09:55 PM
Wow these are great. Looks like fun to do.
02-14-2002, 09:25 PM
Mae these two pieces are wonderful :)
I have yet to find a way of really expressing how I have felt since September 11th.
Perhaps I could give this a go.
03-06-2002, 09:38 AM
These are both terrific! I love this form of art. I particularly like the top one...it has such great colors and composition. Sort of has a timeless appeal to it. Thanks for sharing.
thank you for commenting leirrem2, leaflin and diane555..this art is truly close to my heart..because it allows me to break away from my artist confines..and let my mind roll :cat:
03-15-2002, 01:01 AM
Outstanding work Mae!! Very inspiring! I love this form of arting, a break from other mediums and makes me think differently. But I have collected so much stuff, my studio looks like a thrift shop!
~Art is long and time is fleeting~
I can truly identify Artbabe! lol! Collecting can be verrry addictive..(my daughter gets more than a little embarrassed when I find interesting stuff on the road and in the garbage)..but it's great to collect treasures for one's art and environmentally friendly too!:cat:
03-20-2002, 09:53 PM
I can truly identify Artbabe! lol! Collecting can be verrry addictive..(my daughter gets more than a little embarrassed when I find interesting stuff on the road and in the garbage
LOL! I have been a collector all my life, you should have seen me with my family last year in Paris, picking up ephemera off the streets, they were mortified then decided I WAS recycling and began to help me collect-----though they had no understanding what so ever of this sort of 'collecting'. They did decide I deserved an award from the city for cleaning up their streets!!
04-07-2002, 10:54 PM
i love assemblage!!! this is great and i hope to see more. i have quite the collection of stuff in fact when my kids break or dismember a toy they know that i will not yell but that i will use it in my art collection;)
04-08-2002, 07:30 PM
I like these :D We call it installations here. It really makes you think of placement. :D
04-10-2002, 02:13 PM
these are great!!!! how to you get the metal to attach? do you use glue or metal smithing techniques?
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