Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dark Angel - Doll Assemblage

I learned alot about making solid connections when I was assembling this doll. It is somewhat heavy due to the old rusted hardware I used. The one thing that I wasn't expecting was the change in color of the rusted hardware pieces. The medium I sprayed over the doll changed from a beautiful natural rust to a very dark rust.
I can still live with the results!

I love the idea of the arms not being attached to the body and so I left them moveable, however, they cannot be removed from the piece.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fired Tin Work

We had a small bomb fire last night and realized it was the perfect time to pull out a few of the tins I've been collecting throughout 2007. I just love the different colors the tin changes when heated. So, this is the first step in the assemblage process. Just love the black and the smell of campfire smoke. If any of you have done pit firing with clay pots, it's similar but much faster. Pit fire has to be tended to all night long. It's an awesome thing to experience.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Challenge #12 - Woman - Man - WoMan?

This my something created for Challenge #12 hosted by Jen Worden. We were to pick out three words and then create a piece of art work based on those words. I selected "Woman , Man, & WoMan" due to the hype going on in the media about a woman wanting to be man wanting to be women?
This assemblage is done with old, weathered fencing wood, rusted hardware and wire, polymer clay and horsehair. Love the theme of the challenge!! Thanks Again Jen!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Altered Match Box Assemblage

This assemblage piece is for a swap going on over at Tejae's Art Group on Yahoo.
We basically had to take a match box and alter it. I decided to use polymer clay because I just finished up a polymer clay class with Dayle Doroshow last month and one project involved using a match box. So, I felt fairly confident with this little project!!
I altered the match box first and then realized he needed a lower body to complete him. His lower half is made from wood that has been shaped and collaged. He measures about 7" in height. The only thing left to work on is some type of rope to open the match box drawer.