Friday, October 14, 2011

"Hanger-On"



"Hanger-On"
This piece came together quite by accident.  A friend of mine had a box full of these wonderful vintage wooden hangers, she no longer needed, and asked me if I wanted them. I, of course said yes. They hung around in my studio for over 6 months, 'annoying me' every time I saw them . . .  they act like a barrel of monkeys, they don't stack well, they looked messy, and I had no idea what I was going to do with them . . .  until yesterday.  I started playing around with them, and saw that when the wire (hanger) part is removed, they fit nicely on to one another.  I love the way this turned out.

Vintage wooden hangers  cut to size and nailed on to a 10"x10" wooden base. A small brass bell hangs from a cuckoo clock chain.  A small lapel pin with a "luchador" mask finishes the piece. (click on any image to enlarge)

      Noun 1. hanger-on - someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
      a tag along or follower


















25 comments:

  1. this is great...over the years I have been intrigued by old wood hangers but never knew what to do with them...your idea (and execution) is excellent!

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  2. Oh Rebeca, this is sheer genius! I absolutely love the wonderful use you put these hangers to. A moment of complete inspiration. penny

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  3. What a BRILLIANT idea.....and I love the luchador thingy, great finishing touch!

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  4. Rebecca, it right there on your blog on top at the blue bar. It says, "Have you tried the new interface" or something to that effect. Wow, those wooden hangars are awesome rebeca. Great job! Just check your blog and you will see it. Or on Blogger's note, etc they probably have posted about it.

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  5. Wow! This is really ingenious. I don't know how many old hangers I have around, but I'll start looking for them. Maybe this is the successor to those subway and bus posters. A person could have hangers from every place they have lived. Love the idea, great execution. Ann

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  6. Looks great...I love old wood hangers! Haha, love the definition, too!

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  7. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

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  8. Gotta love all that wonderful printing!

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  9. What a cool piece of artwork!! I can't say I've seen hangers with print on them, but they're super cool - especially like this!

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  10. Ring that bell and hang me up to dry! woka, woka, woka...

    That's so inventive and cool...

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  11. trop beau pour les habits..:))

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  12. I really like this! Nice addition of the cute little bell too!

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  13. Very creative. Original use for all those "barrel of monkey" hangers...Great Job!

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  14. WOW!!!
    That is deffinately an origional idea.
    Looks great!!

    Mellissa@oldhousenewhousemyhouseyourhouseblogspot.com

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  15. Super Cool piece...One of my favorite pieces..

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  16. "obtainable art" rocks! i gotta find me some happenin' hangers 'round here! go gutsy!

    visiting from funky junk!!

    amy

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  17. Very, very, nice, Rebeca. I've been away for ages and just love all the art you've made since I last visited. Great stuff.

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  18. so beautiful...i'm thinking a nice tray too :) wow, love that you stuck with it, i know exactly how you feel about stuff annoying you . good job!!!

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  19. Great idea! not sure many would have the inspired type of mind required to come up with this item!

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  20. Hello Rebeca, I just wrote you an email about the hanger project and thought I'd look at your site...I think people really got excited about the use of your vintage hangers..I can't wait to see the progression of our thoughts coming together on your creative expression. It's a wonderful idea that took it's own shape at that very moment we began to talk...Wow the power of IDEAS !!

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