Eco Art: Assemblages "Discard"/"Toss"
Assemblage is an art form based off of collage. Whereas collage is primarily 2-Dimensional, Assemblage art goes "off the page" to form 3-Dimensional works. I call it "sculpture made out of junk".
Date: 4/17/2019 11:11:52 PM ( 32 d ) ... viewed 151 times
Been in a dark mood lately. These two small works are the result:
"Discarded Dreams" Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Assemblage; 6" X 6.5" base
"Discarded Dreams" side view
"Discarded Dreams" back view
Materials: recycled cardboard base; waxed paper,tissue paper; reused paint palette scraps; handmade mini-books from scrap paper,paint pen, and embroidery floss.
This assemblage piece started out with a small cube I'd made out of waxed paper and tissue papers years ago; I discovered the cube had gotten somewhat squished at the back of my desk, and was inspired to rip it open. Then it came to me that the opened cube resembled a toy box. Immediately I reflected that when I was a kid, I was full of ideas about what I wanted to be and do as an adult. I was an avid reader of primarily fantasy and science-fiction books that further fueled my aspirations. Holding this "toy box" in my hand, I realized that my life has taken a completely unforeseen path and that the dreams of my childhood have been largely unfulfilled.
In this small assemblage piece, out of the damaged childhood toy box spill unfulfilled and discarded dreams in the form of crumpled up grayish-red blobs and tossed out books.
In the same vein as the above piece, came this second assemblage:
"Tossing out the Trash" Eco Art by mayah(c) 2019 Assemblage approx. 3" X 4" base
"Tossing out the Trash" back view
"Tossing out the Trash" side view
Materials: recycled cardboard base; reused plastic medicine bottle; reused mini plastic bag and embroidery thread; handmade mini-books from scrap paper, paint pen, and embroidery floss.
Again, the theme of tossing out childhood fantasies and dreams shows in the piece. Although my mother was an ardent old-school feminist who insisted that her daughter go to college and have a career in order to support herself and not rely on a husband to take care of her, childhood fantasies of finding the right "prince" still persisted.
Life happened and now as an adult, I find that being single is much preferable to being in a marriage or relationship full of angst and conflict. So...out go the fantasies of finding "Prince Charming" in the form of fairy tale books thrown into the trash.
"Eco Art by mayah" utilizes recycled and earth-friendlier materials whenever possible
More Assemblage: "Light Bulb House" https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423059
More Eco Art:
Cardboard Redux: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423605
Eco Art: Spring Equinox! https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423102
Eco Art: Honoring LFIRE https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423061
Eco Art: "Pass It On" Greeting Cards https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2422088
Eco Art: Cardboard Creations https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423058
Eco Art: Geometric Fabric: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2422196
Eco Art: Cardboard Flower Goddess: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2421601
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