I belong to the Elmhurst Artists' Guild, and they had a Fall theme for this Members Exhibit. I was attracted to my older piece here made from a deck drawer, Canvas and wood cut to hold the canvas in place and small children's toy piece. I've probably written about this before...but I'll share the starts and end of this one. I had just got done reading a book about Robert Rauschenberg, Off the Wall, and he shared how he started the process with the Combines he made. Not all of them but most of them.
Young Robert Rauschenburg....you can see the stuff that he has in the piece behind him...living in the Manhatten area with Jasper John up stairs or down stairs, or was it near by...can't remember all I read but Robert would take walks and pick things up and sue them in his work...it was a big shipping yard area back then.
I have many favorite piece...but this one was my inspiration for a piece I did for the Midwest Collage Society 100 year exhibit, paying Homage to the collage and assemblage artist of our past.
As the Crow Flies was the piece I created....for this 100 year anniversary exhibit at the Addison Center for the Arts. As you can see it wasn't about coping another artist work as much as being inspired by them and the piece work that Robert did, that was what inspired me to work bigger and to create individual pieces and bring them together...this doesn't have dimensional piece as Robert's does, though a story can be read through it. Lets say it would be cool to get to a place of adding the dimensional stuff more so in my work like Robert did.
This one on top is a bit rough...but I might be able to use it as parts. and the case is kind of cool too. So in wild way I'm coming back around to the reason I pick Loopholes to be in the Fall Theme exhibit of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild...I got inspired by my own work that then was inspired by others...round and round I know.. but then...
as the husband is only one man..thy man but only one.
This picture got turned around....but it is from a old wring washer, I believe it sits on top of a tub of sorts...not see it work before. Though newer versions were in Randy's Grandmothers house...We will use it for the wall and the bottom part with the clamps on them will have a bar across so the hand towel can hang next to the singer sewing machine vanity and vessel sink...it's not about the old stuff alone but that repurposing it and making it something else...Love it.
And now the final thing that I have only this photo of....a lightening rod...these go on top of your roof...but the color of the blue, rust and steel has me melting...every have that happen to you...certain color combinations grab me and really set my emotions going.
Round about way here today but my well is filled with new inspirations...I'm not one for the fancy...give me old, rusty, used and abused and I'm saying Here...I'll take it.