This is an assemblage created with found objects.Behind the domed glass lens is a little world with a tiny tree ( made from a cabbage root).The glass is edged with words clipped from a weird old book I salvaged. I added a little bird, tiny light bulbs and chains. Guess what the barbed orb that hangs from the bottom is...???
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Relics Stolen from the Crow Nest
If you are looking for shiny and new this "Ode to the Crow" necklace probably won’t suit you as all the objects and materials in this piece are found and upcycled/recycled and have natural patina of history and mystery!
The center piece is made from an unusual found object. It is a stiffened leathery holed object 3.5 inches long. I backed it with a metal brassy piece to create a window. Behind the tiny mica window is the word: crow.
Along with beads and baubles I used large vintage safety pins, old buttons, a tiny light bulb, shiny crystals on chains, and old tokens to create the sides. The top part of the side pieces are vintage black ribbons and added a brass fastener for a clasp on the top. The sides are each about 8 inches long. I can pull the piece over my head or it can be put on with the brass clasp
There Was a Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly
I don't know why
She swallowed that fly!
This assemblage art is from my series of Fairy Tale and Nursery Rhyme inspired relics.
This 13 inch long piece is built on a old blue door hinge. I used an image of an old woman in a little box, a metal bird, a round tin, a big faux fly.
I don't know why.... is embossed on the copper sign. I added twisted wire, and prickly hair to the old lady. Don't ask me why!
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Girl was turned into a Raven
side of light
as I am.
This is from my new series of assemblage that are fairy tale inspired. I always loved fairy tales as a child and these are assemblages that I am giving my own stories.
The quote is one from Margaret Atwood wonderful poems.
This is the girl who was turned into a Raven. I used a little vintage image of a long ago girl, gave her Raven wings. She is created on a found metal piece attached to a antique metal hinge piece. I added a wire top embellished with old buttons. She is 7 inches long and 3.5 inches wide
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This is created in small metal altoid box with a window I cut with my Dremmel.
It is framed with egg shell pieces.I speared through the tin with a tree branch added the nest with the girls legs.
This is a piece inspired by memories of growing up on the high prairies and mountains of Wyoming. This is not a delicate piece…it has heft and is made with metal, bones, and stone, and the weight of an artist’s memories.
I used a found object/ metal base and added interesting a stone wheel with the text “The land of clouds and regions of waters” from a William Blake poem.
I further embellished the stone with a bone ring, a tiny bulb with a secret message inside and wire beaded findings. The modern components fit strangely well with the stone and bone. The white bone piece is an old piece of jawbone that I found many years ago on the sagebrush flats in Wyoming. I added a white bird of hope. The piece has an old painted and rusted spring, a tiny buffalo charm, along with wire, more text from Blake and other items of interest. The size is 6 inches by 10 inches. It has wire a hanger on the back for display.
Annie Prolux books are wonderful stories of Wyoming and western states!! By Laurie Dorrell
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The Art of Seeing
This piece is created using a metal tin that I darkened in the fire, old wire, school scissors and some odd pieces that decided they belonged together. The holey piece is backed by a page from a math book so that the numbers show through the holes.
The halo of painted wire circles the piece and is used to hang the work. Inside the round tin is a spark plug with the word “seeing” on it. The base is an antique metal hinge part. This might be a good piece to hang near your creation station to inspire ideas!! The size, including the wire, is 5 inches by 13 inches.
By Laurie Dorrell