e all collect stuff, don’twe? Little pieces of thisand that found through junking, scavenging, or just keeping oureyes open to see the rare texture andunusual shape. At a certain point, wewant to put these collected treasurestogether in a meaningful way, andhence, we make assemblage art.In this free eBook,
Tips on FoundObject Art: 4 Free AssemblageArt Ideas Plus Beginner’s Guideto Assemblages,
we show you fourapproaches to making an assemblage.Boxed assemblages of collections havebeen popular since the “cabinets of curiosities” in the 17th century, andJoseph Cornell elevated them to an artform with a point of view in the mid-20th century. So Amy Hitchcock beginswith a box and a group of objects thattell a story in “The Beginner’s Guide toAssemblage.”Leilani Pierson also tells a story withassemblage collage, but she does itpoetically within the tiny “canvas”of a tin container in what she callsStoryBoxes.
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Looking for a place to perch her papier-mâché blackbirds, Sue Pelletier sortedthrough her collection of found objectsand created assemblages involvingwire, wood, and collage materials thatrange from bird house sculptures to abird “garden” made with an old sugarshaker.In “Please Play with Your Food,” JennMason shows how opening up fauxproduce opened up a whole newplatform for mixed-media assemblagesculpture.Finally, Michael deMeng puts his Dayof the Dead stamp on wedding caketoppers with his tongue-in-cheekskeletal assemblages.So, get out your cast-off wooden boxes,your mint tins, your Dremel tool, andheavy-duty glue, plus your collagesupplies, and get ready to make mixed-media art assemblages.Warmly,
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Tips on Found Object Art: 4 Free Assemblage Art Ideas
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