Category Archives: Assemblage

Objects created from gently used and found items

Heart Centered, 2016

This started with a gift of an old croquette set.  The balls are ideal for heads, so I challenged myself to make a face and go from there.  I have been collecting acorn caps on my walk and one of them seemed perfectly suited for this sculpture.

The arms are fabric from an old pair of pjs, and I painted them to highlight their stripes in keeping with the “old croquette set” feel.

 

Heart Centered, 2016

Heart Centered, 2016

Family Portrait

I found an old box with scribbling inside.  I immediately thought of a little kid and the treasures that must have been kept inside.  So, I decided to channel one of my favorite artists, Cecile Perra, and make a kid-like family portrait.

The metal tags are vintage French plant markers on which I painted little characters.  I made the soft doll out of simple cotton fabric and paint, adding pencil lines for the face.

Although this is not entirely like other work that I’ve done, my fascination with dolls had to come out in this piece.

 

Family Portrait, 2016

Family Portrait, 2016