This new series combines a variety of found objects I have gathered over the past year or so. Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, combine with altered cutlery to create a series of assemblage brooches I have titled Corsages For My Dead Mother.
Each piece is approximately 3” wide x 4” tall. 2014.
3” x 4”
Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, paper, copper, thread, silver plated cutlery
This watercolor was painted form an image my uncle terry took last August. David and I were biking that evening and commented on the sky and tried to snap a pic with his phone. This didn’t turn out, but I was thrilled to see my uncle had caught it well.
Inspired by the sculpture of Ann Weber, this was created by a group of teens last summer at a bible conference in louisville. Jasmine Juliet Batista created the awesome head! The whole dragon measure about 9 foot long.
While Jane and I were in Jasper for our art show, we took the opportunity to appreciate a wonderfully odd but beautiful outsider art environment there. It was like old times on our epic Grand Canyon Project, but closer to home. I’d read about it in travel guides describing Indiana’s odder sights, but hadn’t anticipated how large and really cool it would be. You can read a pretty in-depth history of the Geode Grotto here.
If you want to find it, it’s in Jasper, Indiana back behind St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Go past the cemetery and around the corner and you’ll be greeted by saints. The scale was impressive and difficult to capture with a camera.
After the saints, you walked a path lined with smaller shrines. Each was on its own intricate geode pillar decorated with seashells and Indiana geodes of impressive size.
bundles of found objects and assorted materials that are left outside for the elements to weather. The items included in the bundles may have special meaning and that meaning may be enhanced by the weathering process.
Click on above link to see Amy Rich’s experiment with the idea. “I found a fragment of brick in my garden and wrapped it in fabric scraps and paper, some with a brief reflection about the brick written on them. The brick is a reminder of structures that were part of my backyard when the house was built more than 100 years ago. I tied the bundle to the magnolia tree in my yard. ” Amy Rich
Amy often inspires me to think of adeas in a new way.