Saturday, November 27, 2010

Second Secret

Today a gallery in Warwick, NY was so incredibly validating of my assemblage pieces that it brought tears to my eyes. They WANT as many pieces as I can produce. They couldn't say enough about this art work...even The Husband Person (who lives with my flighty creative self so all this art stuff doesn't impress him all that much) was taken with how thrilled the gallery owners were about the pieces I brought in for show and tell.

Pictured above is "The Second Secret". It will be on display at the Collage Gallery in Warwick, NY in the near future. the way....The Husband Person named this body of work I'm doing - "Reclamations". Perfect.

It feels like Christmas already!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Newest Passion

Last night my totally awesome husband walked in the house with a gift for me....a new, top o' the line Dremel tool kit and work station. My very own power tool! What more can a girl want? Assemblage creation heaven, here I come!
This piece is a WIP (work in progress). The box is prepared but nothing else is secured or hooked together so changes could still happen!
Does anyone out there have a favorite assemblage artist? I'd love to hear whose work you find interesting.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The First Secret

I am a yard sale scout, antique hound and junk connoissseur. People sometimes look at me as I'm picking up old broken parts of stuff and I bet they're wondering something like "Is this woman crazy? Does she live in a small house filled with 43 cats?" Noooooo (well maybe a bit on the crazy part) but what does happen is these old items are realizing a new life in art land. This piece is called The First Secret. I already have ideas for The Second Secret and The Third Secret. Perhaps they will help me to discover the meaning of life....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Take masonite board, coat it with gesso, apply torn pieces of gelatin printed papers, scrape on some modeling paste, layer on acrylic paint, rub back and pull up said acrylic paint, layer on more paint, pull back (you get the idea), add a final image of torn paper and call it a day...or rather a night, yesterday at about midnight.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Secret

Quite a number of years ago I spent some time messing around creating assemblages. I've been trying my hand at them again. The assemblage I'm currently working on demanded the creation of a potion in a bottle that would appear other-worldly and mysterious but not creepy. This is the result. I'm happy and work will the way....The Husband Person has given me great suggestions to use in the assemblages....maybe we should consider a partnership?