Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chair Family (the Others)

I love making these 'smalls'. They are fun to make, and they make people smile. The second wave of "Chair People" emerged today. The oak chair used to make most of these 'relatives' was found on the side of the road, broken and abandoned. Oak is HARD wood, that is all I am going to say about that.

First up is "Gladys" dressed in purple acrylic and green bling.  
Her arms are chandalier crystals, and her legs are skewers.  
Her head is the back part of a shoe stretcher.
Her hat is made of two painted "found" washers and her eyes are metal screws.

 "Harley" is dressed in a Cargo  cosmetic tin lid.  
He has drill bit legs and small wrenches for arms. 
His goggles are a vintage aluminum number 8. His mouth is a tiny clock gear.  
Oh yes, and his head a sweet salt shaker I found at the flea market last weekend.

"Lucille"s head is a grape cluster top cork bottle stopper. 
At her neck, 2 found washers. She is dressed in ribbons and beads. 
The flowers at her hands are vintage birthday candle holders. 
Her base is a bicycle axle end cap.
(I think she needs a face life? or maybe more of a neck?)

This is "Pierre". French for sure. He wears a red beret (wooden toy wheel). 
His face is a vintage glass bead with a silver band across it. 
To make his arms, I drilled through is body and inserted a metal skewer and bent it. (kool!) 
He is wearing a colorful metal strawberry, and his legs are parts of a piano (hammers).

"Ralph" is decked out in his alarm clock bell hat. Eyes and mouth are brass screws. 
His arms and hands are metal washers, with vintage metal gym locker letters.  
His legs are wooden corn cob holders.

 All are ready to hang with, what else, an aluminum pull tab hanger on the back.
These and the Chair People posted last week, are for the new show at the 
 Sebastopol Gallery opening next week.


  1. Replies
    1. thanks paula, these are so fun to make. and people really seem to like them.

  2. Replies
    1. thanks amy. ralph is also one of my favorite dudes!