Saturday, December 25, 2010

"The End"

"The End"

The ultimate piece of advise, don't you think? In other words, no matter how bad things look today, we all have the opportunity to make things better. So don't stop trying and don't give up (till the very end).
A piece of wood covered in hand made papers is the frame that holds children's wood blocks.  A vintage folding ruler finishes the piece.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Suite Jesus"

"Suite Jesus" This wooden box lid becomes an assemblage depicting a scene of 2 horses, dueling, apparently against the clock. Jesus ascends, or oversees from the 'suite' above. The crystal rod in the center, twirls with the twist of the vintage knob on the side, simulating who knows what . . . wind? air? water?
The glass cover is secured in place by brass tacks and chop sticks. Inside and outside, the box is collaged with layers of handmade papers and magazine images. This piece is finished and ready to hang. (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, December 13, 2010

"And I Have You"

"And I Have You"
 3"x6" Clock box covered in vintage sheet music, has a glass front, and small dice for feet.  Inside is a small painted wooden dog, a hair net and a metal violin.  In private collection.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


 Again, one of my earlier pieces.  This assemblage is made in a vintage wooden cheese box, and contains a porcelain doll's head and vintage children's blocks. I used scrabble pieces for feet, and a glass drawer pull as a topper. In private collection.
There are moments in our life when 
all we want to do is . . .  escape.

Monday, December 6, 2010

For Those Who Seek

"For Those Who Seek"
This is one of my earlier pieces. Assemblage created inside a glass covered vintage cigar box, embellished with a crucifix I made from 4 silver plate spoon handles, and surrounded by various icons pertaining to different faiths. This pieces includes a "crank" type music box, and it stands on wooden drawer knobs.(click on any image to enlarge)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Some Sort of Sacrifice"

"Some Sort of Sacrifice . . ."
This is the second in a series of three. The first was titled "I Saw One in a River Once" and both pieces remind me of the beauty we see in our rivers, streams, lakes and oceans all over the world. Somehow, even through our most valiant efforts, we (humans) seem to be spoiling even this final frontier. Pollution, waste, oil spills . . . all contributing to our own demise. Wooden fish embellished with found items. (click on any image to enlarge)