Here's a small (approx. 9" x 5.5" x 3.5") assemblage I just finished up today. I've entitled it "Tug"--kind of a play on the phrase tug at the heartstrings. Believe it or not, in its former life, the box that contains the heart was a soap dish. It was chrome, and the bubble window that's evident in a couple of the shots below is the actual dish that held the soap; I just reversed it. Other than that the piece just features some found objects--a old dresser handle, some pieces of picture frame, and a handle (the clenched fist) from a hair pick--and a heart made from paper-clay that's been covered in a piece of 1970s-era Iowa road map.
In the first pic below, the plastic window's been removed to give you a better idea of what's contained in the box.
In the shots above and below, you can get an idea of how the plastic concave soap dish has been reversed to form a bubble window. I kind of like the effect--even though (I apologize) it's tough to see with the glare.
By the way, starting Monday, August 11, I'll be back to work, so this may very well be my last post for awhile. Try as I might, I'm usually too frazzled and brain-dead during the school year to get much art done--even though many times my art would be the perfect burnout-remedy. Anyway, for the handful of you out there who frequent my blog--thank you and keep checking in. I'll try my best to post periodically.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.