She is made from vintage metal funnel, letter block, porcelain head and hands, leather arms, wire and a metal hat.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I know that some people ask me where I get some of my inspiration from and I thought I would share that with you in regards to Pippa.
The image below is art work by John Whipple titled "Balloon Girl."
I completely fell in love with her and mentally it was on my art bucket list of things to try out.
Of course I didn't have anything to use to create my version, so I patiently waited until I came across objects that I would use. Lucky for me, I found what I needed this past summer and it has taken me until now to complete. The original head was porcelain and fit just right until it hit the floor and smashed into a million pieces. Needless to say I was pretty ticked about that, but I painfully moved on and replaced it with the one she is currently sporting. What usually takes me the most time with my creations is the structural part of it. I am driven to make sure that it is solidly pieced together.
Monday, December 1, 2014
This a photo I'm re-posting from an art show I took part in several years back and the concept was to alter a Barbie Doll. After giving her a new shape using masking tape, I covered her entire body with Apoxie Sculpt wrapped in wire. She was pretty solid when I was done with her.
What I was trying to convey with her was that women are bombarded with so many commitments, expectations and responsibilities from so many directions that the feeling is that of confinement.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
At times I will attempt to revisit the raw style I use to have when I first started creating assemblages, and no matter how hard I try, that style has evolved permanently. I try to embrace the past and move forward with an openness to whatever comes.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
I was contacted several months ago about submitting some work for possible publication in Art Quilting Studio Magazine. Four of my pieces were selected and I have five pages dedicated to the article! Received my free magazine as part of the publication and just love the job they did with background settings and photography.
It's funny that I would have art quilts published instead of assemblage art work. I've always wanted to submit some work, but never made the time to do it and I did feel a little overwhelmed at the prospect of it, so the invite was just the right push I needed to get off my behind and just do it.
Now that I have completed this, I need to work on getting some assemblage work published.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I've been playing around with vintage clothespins of various shapes and sizes. I've opted to use images of real faces versus the clay faces because I needed a change and come people were put off by how spooky the clay faces were, so we'll see how people feel about the change. I'm still using clay faces on other pieces.