In the visual arts, "ASSEMBLAGE" is an artistic process that consists of making 3D or 2D compositions by putting together found objects.
Though the term was not in use until the 1950s, the origin of the artistic practice dates to the early 20th century avant garde movements that sought to challenge traditional artistic media. I will be forever grateful to Braque, Dubuffet Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Joseph Cornell, Robert Mallar and Robert Rauschenberg for their brilliant work and breaking through the barriers of acceptability for us to use found objects in "fine" art.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Assemblage & Mixed Media Art
I only use found objects that are vintage or antique in my work. I enjoy things with a history to them; a story, and a special patina to each piece. This history is an important part of the heartbeat in each character I make!
Enjoy my sculptures and wall art on the next few pages. Take some time in figuring out what I've used to make each of my pieces.