Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"A Great Story"

"A Great Story"
This clock box assemblage is covered in handmade paper and further embellished with magazine images. The metal overlay box front has been painted with high gloss acrylic paints (nail polish), the opening on the door (where the clock used to be) contains a vintage ornate ornament. Inside are various found objects a mirror to take in the whole view, and a "crank" music box that plays "Pop Goes The Weasel". IN PRIVATE COLLECTION   

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Just Joe . . . "

"Just Joe"
This is an early piece, created for a very special person. This vintage clock box is covered with beautiful hand made papers, magazine images, and a brilliant image of Frida Kahlo. The box front is metal and painted with several colors of acrylic paints. A concave mirror is suspended in the center with fine copper wire, and finished with a small mahogany frame.  Inside, the box is filled to the brim with imagery, thoughts, metaphors and keepsakes . . . items with meaning are a compass, a level, a skeleton key, an amber glass drop, a toy soldier, and other tokens and reminders of lives lived.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Art & Beauty"

"Art and Beauty" 
An 'eye candy' over-filled box with images reminding us to look and look again, and again.  Vintage brass drawer pull on top. Three ceramic drawer pulls are used as feet.  The piece is emblished with found objects of whimsy and some delight.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"The Magic Chamber"

"The Magic Chamber"
This sweet glass-lidded box is covered in interesting religious iconic papers and marbled tissue.  Inside are 2 small happy Buddha statues, standing bejeweled and bedazzling on scrabble tiles. The piece is topped with a vintage glass drawer pull and footed on 4 small dice.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Daddy Long Legs"

"Daddy Long Legs"
This assemblage is constructed with remnant 2x2 pieces of lumber from a recent remodel. Each piece is covered with vintage sheet music, maps, dictionary pages and magazine images. It is topped with a beautiful piece of driftwood found on the northern California coast. I used wooden dice for feet, and embellished the piece with various found objects including a large brass drawer pull. On the backside, the piece is seemingly held together with two vintage folding carpenter rulers.  I love the way the blocks fit together anyway you turn them, each one becoming an art piece on its own, and when they come together they tell a whole story.  IN PRIVATE COLLECTION