my assemblage art is a glimpse inside my soul. my work comes from a very deep, and often dark, place. i explore my memories and emotions and show them to my audience by placing everyday objects inside a box. i create my boxes by thinking and examining how a particular idea or thought makes me feel. i then attribute physical items to those feelings.
i feel strongly connected to found objects that have lost their original beauty or newness because they've been through a lot. when we look at an item that's seemingly at the end of its life, we have no idea what it may have been through or where it's been. this also applies to people. when we see someone on the street, how do we know what that person has endured in their life?
i'm especially drawn to dolls and doll parts - they represent innocence. old, beaten up dolls have a quality of lost innocence. locks play an important part in my work, as they symbolize different things such as being closed; holding secrets; being held captive by something or someone. razor blades are another of the items i return to time and time again. i started self mutilating when i was 12 years old and continued for many years. razor blades embody all the emotions that went along with those times: self loathing; depression; numbness; sadness and hopelessness.
i see beauty everywhere and in almost everything. a rusty nail on the sidewalk, shattered glass or a piece of old wood in a dumpster...they all have the potential to say many different things and are interesting and beautiful in their own right.
my focus apart from making my work pleasing and interesting to look at is to connect with my audience and hopefully enable them to get in touch with their own deepest emotions and thoughts.
this page is just a sample of some of my assemblage art. to see more, please go to the assemblage gallery page or to see what's for sale, click on any of the pictures below to go to my etsy shop.
life is a journey
the cat vortex
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