Friday, March 30, 2012

Assemblage

The Cade Tompkins Project recently featured assemblage work by several artists. Though the show is ending on 3/31, Ms. Tompkins is hoping it will "go on the road." I, having founded Bliss Farm Antiques with a focus on finding beauty in objects long since thought to have lost their lustre, was smitten...

Nick Sayers, a British artist, uses tape measures, train tickets, coffee stirrers held together with toothpicks, and bicycle reflectors, among other things, to make domes...





Kirsten Hassenfeld, American, uses found glass, metal, ceramic, plastic and wood in a piece that is suspended from the ceiling (the bottom 2 shots were taken from underneath. How I would love to have this hanging in a stairwell in my home...




Lois Harada, American, sculpts delicate birds from found paper scraps...


Tayo Heuser, American, uses indigo died twine to fashion huge shapes, this one is 60 inches in diameter (5 feet!) A very dramatic statement...



Using tea bags, flattened and dyed with vegetable dyes (walnuts, saffron, tea leaves) Susan Hardy's work also had movement (see the video below.)

video

 Many thanks to Cady Tompkins (cadetompkins.com) and the artists for sharing their ability to see and create beauty from the cast-offs of our "everyday" world.

Most of these photos were taken with my humble IPhone, so excuse the lack of a crisp, sharp image. Other photos were taken from Cady Tompkins or the artist's websites.

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