Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sacred Scraps

An Exhibition
 My friend and fellow artist Dayna Collins ask me last year to be part of this unique show, I jumped on it. She also invited assemblage artists Shelly Caldwell, Stephanie Brockway and Jennifer Campbell to join in and display their work. We are all very excited to be seen in this setting by the students of the university and the surrounding communities.

My piece incorporates my love of clay sculpture and the assemblage of found objects. I seem to not be able to create a sculpture without a story popping into my head. Here is the partial story of the Scrap Man.

 “He has been picking scraps for most of his life but this is the first time he has ever found a creature needing so much of him”.
 “She sat very still as the wagon creaked down the wooded trail, watching and waiting for it to happen”.
 “His concerns were with the woodland creature, he knew he could protect her through the night and the dark hours but how could he quiet her fears”.

I now have the urge to continue the story maybe create a few more characters. I might need to go out and collect more assemblage parts….oh dear.

 We have created a web page with each artists bio if you would like to read more about us.Just click on the photo above.
 One aspect that I love about assemblage art is that each piece is one of a kind. The five artists participating share the same love of hunting down “sacred scraps”. We all have been hunting for many years and as one could imagine we have accumulated an impressive stash. For me some items I have found are rare and precious to me creating a little problem, I tell myself it’s the start to a small collection and I should never use them……there’s the problem.
The demensions of this piece are - Scrap Man 14" tall -Woodland Girl 10" tall - the entire piece is 23" long.
Opening night and reception is Friday February 1st , 4:30-6:30 pm. For directions and information, please visit


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Elizabeth said...

I so understand your Little Problem !! My problem is that it becomes bigger...... Love this work and added you to my blog roll!! wish I could come to your exhibit!! fabulous integration of sculpture and found!!! I am doing similar with textiles and found!!

Andrea Matus deMeng said...

Really wonderful work!