Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements – often everyday objects – scavenged by the artist or bought specially for the project. The origin of the art form dates to the cubist constructions of Picasso but I am inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell. His art has been described as romantic, poetic, lyrical and surrealistic. Self-taught but amazingly sophisticated, Cornell created his first collages, box constructions and experimental films in the 1930s. By 1940, his boxes contained found materials artfully arranged, then collaged and painted to suggest poetic associations inspired by the arts, humanities and sciences. His work inspired the art you see below. To see Cornell's work, click HERE.
More to the Story Than Meets the Eye, 12" x 12"
Owl Boxes, not for sale
Madonna of the Empty Nest
Inspired by my only child leaving home, not for sale.
Marriage and Books, 11" x 14", SOLD
Queen of Her Own Ship (above) and Curator Needed (below) both 5" x 7", were donated to the Art House at Jones Center to be auctioned for fund raising.
Gift to friend in honor of his wedding.
Delicate Flower, 12" x 12"
Fan Club, 11" X 14". $250