'leaf boy' started with a small piece of driftwood, that just sort of looked like a 'body' piece. then i just happened to have some hand made fimo clay heads laying around the studio and this one seemed to fit the body perfectly. i had recently acquired a shoebox full of waxed leaves from an artist friend of mine and once again, the 'wings' just seemed to fit. and the acorn on top of his head is like a cherry on top of a ice cream sundae. 'leaf boy' is approximately 12" tall.
'nobody slides, my friend'
this assemblage sculpture started with the 'body' branch that was picked up in the woods somewhere during a hike.
the 'body' piece just seemed to be walking or moving along. as i was working with it, looking for the perfect base, i came across these work boots to ground him in, but i also wanted to keep 'him' moving, so i added the skate board which reminded me of the willie nelson song......'nobody slides'.......thus, the title and the piece came into being. 'my friend' is approximately 47" tall.
'dead wood walking'
this assemblage piece started with several 'walking' sticks that i had on hand that took on a life of their own.
adding boots(thanks to my barbie doll shoe collection) and hats sort of made them look like they were in a procession of sorts.....with lots of attitude. the '....walking' are approximately 13-18" tall.
'all she wants to do is dance'
this assemblage sculpture started first in my head when i picked up this piece of deadwood that seemed to look like 'dancing legs'....much later, somewhere in my studio i found the torso piece that to me, perfectly matched up with the dancing legs. of course, she needed a skirt, bit of a face and some 'hair'. and even though her shoes are a bit heavy, she can still rock. '...she' is approximately 24" tall.
'the boot-footed hiker bird with walking stick'
assemblage sculpture constructed of two pieces of driftwood, feathers, dolls' shoes and 'walking stick'.
'hiker bird' is approximately 20" tall.
below, is a photo of me. out on the town with the boot-footed hiker bird....lovely night !
these assemblage sculptures will vary in size (most approximately 11-16" high),texture and embellishments vary but each one captures an aged, time worn look made from reclaimed wood, while the tiny houses and ladders are either hand made or found objects.