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Art Shrine

Art Shrine

I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately.  Okay for about 3 years.  Life got in the way and it felt almost impossible to get back to that creative flow.  I tried sitting in my studio even if I wasn’t working, touching all of the bits to see if something would inspire me, shopping for vintage elements.  Nada.  Nothing.  Then I started talking to other artists and it appears that this happens sometimes.  Now that I’m “back in the flow” what I realize is that I was cooking during that difficult time.  Things were re-arranging themselves in my spirit, psyche, mind, being … whatever you want to call it.  I have a new perspective that seems to want to express itself.  It’s surprising me and I’m going to go with it.

In the end, art (for me at least) seems to be all about curiosity, discovery, bravery (the moment you realize you have to break something in order to get to the good stuff) and listening … trusting.  Art making is, in the end, my spiritual practice and I guess my life lesson is to just accept that.  It doesn’t have to be anything more.  Until it does!  🙂

Wishing you all a creative life!

Susan

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Thimble-Eena 2016

Recycled vintage tin, porcelain doll, recycled fur, wire, vintage button.
3.5″ tall, 2.25″ wide

Thimble-Eena 2016 $79.00

Thimble-Eena 2016
$79.00

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Alone Time 2016

Vintage tin, porcelain doll, childs block, fabric, buttons.  7.25″ tall, 5.25″ wide, 3″ deep

Alone Time 2016 $199.00

Alone Time 2016
$199.00

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Ready, Mr. DeMille 2016

Vintage metal mesh handbag, handmade dolls of fabric, recycled fur, collage elements, acrylic paint

Ready, Mr. DeMille 2016 $129.00

Ready, Mr. DeMille 2016
$129.00

 

 

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King Pin 2016

Vintage ruler, toy bowling pins, scrabble tiles, buddha head, porcelain doll arms, wire, nails.  12″ long, 3″wide, 4″tall

KingPin 2016

KingPin 2016

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Mavis 2015

Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Recycled Fabric.  5.5″ tall, 4″ wide

Mavis 2015 $79.00

Mavis 2015
$79.00

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Soar 2016

Found wooden wings, vintage scrabble tiles, recycled doll hand, house made of cardboard, acrylic paint.  15.5″ wide, 9″ tall, 3″ deep.

Soar 2016 $159.00

Soar 2016
$159.00

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Flora 2016

Styrofoam, Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Vintage Fabric, Pencil.  Approx. 4″ tall.

Flora 2016 $79.00

Flora 2016
$79.00

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B, Be, Bee (2015) SOLD

Mixed Media: Vintage French Tin (pastilles vichy-etat), vintage doll head, pressed tin earring, vintage letter stencil, vintage linen.

B, Be, Bee (2015)

B, Be, Bee (2015)

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I’m a Space Cowboy

Mixed Media: sand mold, old tomato cage, vintage French biscuit cutter, vintage doll head, chair spindles, vintage shoe forms, vintage industrial thread spool.

I'm a Space Cowboy

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The One – 2010 – SOLD

The One – 2010 – SOLD

Mixed Media: sand mold, dog collar, vintage photo reproduction, plastic magnifying glass, wire, old wooden spoon.

The One (2010 sold)

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Untitled – 2010 – SOLD

Mixed Media: china doll head, sand mold, vintage french biscuit cutter, wire.

Untitled - 2010

Untitled – 2010

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