Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pop’s Vices

Pop’s Vices front view

SOLD!!!!     12″ x 11″ Pop’s Vices is an assemblage piece representing the working man’s inner vices. An antique lunchbox is the base and the outside remains presentable, as father would be to the world.

Pop’s Vices top view

The top shows father leaving his loving family for a day at work.

Pop’s Vices right side view

Pop’s Vices alternate right side view

The cards on the sides depict fathers, hard at work.

Pop’s Vices left side view

Pop’s Vices alternate left side view

Inside, we find the other side of father. The tools of leisure: the pipe, the cigarettes, the tobacco and lighter. The cards and dice. The drink. The pin-up girls and the evidence of lust. All hidden away from the world. But in this instance, the Pandora’s box is left wide open.

Pop’s Vices front left side detail

Pop’s Vices front right side detail

Pop’s Vices

By Heather Brush.

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The View – SOLD!

The View

SOLD    13″ x 4′ 7″  The View is a glass mosaic on antique window. The photos don’t do it justice. The mountains are emerald green and sage green, while the sky is light blue, of Ball jars. By Heather Brush.

The View is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $200. The antique window was found at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke.

The View (with hands holding it behind)

Home Remedy

Home Remedy

  SOLD  7″ x 9″ x 5″ Home Remedy is an assemblage piece. Assemblage is the art of gathering and presenting found objects in a thematic or simply pleasing format. This piece represents home remedies. The china head is something I found in a dump some 25 years ago. Here it represents the sick child, or a child forced to take a home tonic. His body and the two bottles in the front are antique medicine bottles from an old pharmacy in Patchogue, NY. The papers covering the outside of the box are over 100 years old, from a druggist company, Ayers, that made remedy concoctions. The cover of the booklet is on the back of the piece. The inside papers are from a home care booklet published in 1955 on taking care of baby. The top item is an antique pestle. 

Home Remedy  is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $40.

Home Remedy side view

Home Remedy side view

 

Home Remedy rear view

 

Home Remedy

 

By Heather Brush

Little Bird

Little Bird

9″ x 12″ Little Bird is a mixed media work: ink over newspaper collage over acrylic over newspaper on canvas. A Little Bird Told Me.

The text on vellum reads: “The Ability of the Northern Mockingbird to imitate sounds is truly impreessive: some individuals can incorporate over 100 different phrases of as many different birds in their songs. Phrases are usually repeated, often quite a few times, and somewhat modified at each repetition. This species, once thought to be headed for extinction…”

The text below it reads: “A newspaper is a window through which men look out on all that is going on in the world. Without a newspaper a man is shut up in a small room, and knows little or nothing of what is happening outside of himself. In our day newspapers keep pace with history and record it. A good newspaper will keep a sensible man in sympathy with the world’s current history. It is an ever-unfolding encyclopedia; an unbound book forever issuing, and never finished. 1870”

By Heather Brush.

Inked Trees 2

Inked Trees 2

10″ x 10″ Inked Trees 2 is an ink drawing with acrylic on book page collage over canvas. By Heather Brush. Inked Trees 2 is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $25.

Inked Tree

Inked Tree

10″ x 10″ Inked Tree is an ink drawing with acrylic on book page collage over canvas. By Heather Brush. Inked Tree is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $25.

Autumn Drive

Autumn Drive

 24″ x 30″ Autumn Drive is mixed media on board. Comprised of map pieces, acrylic and gesso, and found items. By Heather Brush. Autumn Drive is available for sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. $50.