Monthly Archives: January 2011

Out of Odge

Out of Odge

10″ x 30″ Out of Odge is another in a series examining iconic fonts. Acrylic on canvas with antique license plate. By Heather Brush. For sale, $55, at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA.

Turq. Chevr. – SOLD!

Turq. Chevr.

10″ x 30″  Turq. Chevr. is the second in a series examining iconic fonts. Acrylic on canvas, with antique Chevrolet truck emblems (from a lost dream of mine). By Heather Brush. For sale, $55, at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA. SOLD!!!!!

Radio Red

Radio Red

10″ x 30″  Radio Red is part of a series depicting well known iconic fonts. This one appears in the memories of many as a little red wagon.  Acrylic on canvas with antique metal wheel.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Rose-Red

Rose-Red

7″ x 12″  Rose-Red is the beginning of a series I am working on that focuses on fairy tales. This assemblage piece depicts Rose-Red and bear from Grimms’ Snow-White and Rose-Red. The box is a clock case rescued from the Goodwill store. The inside is lined with altered paper on which I wrote a portion of the tale with pen and ink. This segment of the story tells how the sisters meet the bear and how their mother teaches them to expect the best in others and treat them kindly.

Rose-Red close up

Rose-Red and the bear rest under an iron tree.

Bear detail

Rose-Red detail

 This story was one of my favorite fairy tales as a child. Later in the tale the bear protects the girls from a wicked elf, and then reveals himself as a prince having been under a spell. I always wanted the younger Rose-Red to marry the prince but her sister Snow-White ends up as his bride, with Rose-Red marrying his brother (still a prince). But what I liked about the story is the lesson in karma it provides. What goes around comes around.

By Heather Brush. For sale $40, at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA.

Obsolete

Obsolete detail

Obsolete

8″ x 10″  Obsolete is an assemblage piece using found objects. The base is an antique telephone box with hinged door. Lady obsolete herself is made of an antique roller skate (yes, I had a pair like this when I was a kid.) a coil from an old Brownie Super 8 movie camera, a spool of typewriter ribbon and other odds and ends.

Obsolete full view

The text reads, “Over time, she and her world became obsolete.” On the open door is a semblance of a clock, made from more of the Brownie camera coil and the view finder. The front of the camera is mounted beside our lady, and below it rests an old television tube and antique cigarette lighter. Her world.

Obsolete door front

By Heather Brush. For sale, $45, at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA.