Sculptures

WHAT IS ASSEMBLAGE ART?

Assemblage is a form of sculpture comprised of "found" objects arranged in such a way that they create a piece. These objects can be anything organic or man-made. Scraps of wood, stones, old shoes, baked bean cans and a discarded baby buggy. Whatever catches the artist's eye, and fits properly in the composition to make a unified whole, is fair game.

The important thing to know about assemblage is that it is "supposed" to be three-dimensional and different from collage, which is "supposed" to be two-dimensional. But! There's a really fine, nearly invisible line between between a bulky, multi-layered collage and an assemblage done in extremely shallow relief.