Monthly Archives: February 2011

What’s Inside

What's Inside

6″ x 12″  What’s Inside is an assemblage piece, showing that it’s what’s inside that counts. A faded silver plated single serve teapot pours into a battered antique tin cup. The tin cup was made in Sweden.  The “tea” is made of dress makers’ sequins and beads.

What's Inside

What's Inside

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

5″ x 8″ Spilt Milk is an assemblage piece using an antique tinware cup and saucer, made in Germany, which shows a little girl crying. “Don’t cry over spilt milk.” The “milk” is made of sequins and beads and pours from an old creamer.

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Silvery Moon

Silvery Moon

14″ x 22″  Silvery Moon is an assemblage. Using an antique clock base, I wanted to have something dramatic and beautiful, worthy of the old timepiece housing. What is not more worthy than a silvery moon caught in a tree? The moon is a found object. It is metal and hollow, and I would love to know what its original purpose was. The tree was created with 16 gauge wire. The “ground” is black velvet, with lyrical quote, “by the light of the silvery moon” in wire script.

Silvery Moon detail

Silvery Moon

Silvery Moon can stand freely or be hung on a wall. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Not Quite Perfect

Not Quite Perfect

5″ x 7″ x 13″  Not Quite Perfect is an assemblage. The silver teapot (my sister carried this back for me, but it broke in a move – I just couldn’t bear to throw it away) is from Morocco and exudes an elegance that carries down through the base of the work, an altered silver tone candlestick holder. Contrasting the sophistication is the simple antique tin cup, battered, but still receiving the offered tea. The pouring tea is created from antique dress makers sequins and beads; as it fills the tin cup, it becomes a golden nectar.

Not Quite Perfect top view

Not Quite Perfect front view

Not Quite Perfect

This piece feels somewhat of a self-portrait to me. I am the tin cup, not the teapot. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Harbingers of Fate

Harbingers of Fate

4″ x 8″  Harbingers of Fate is an assemblage piece that focuses on messengers of fate. The Magic 8 Ball is an old one, with tapered bottom. The bird is often a messenger in fiction, myth, and some people’s reality. The shadowbox is an antique cigar box, lined with antique papers from an old farmer’s almanac – another harbinger of fate.

Harbingers of Fate

Harbingers of Fate detail

Harbingers of Fate

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Runneth Over

Runneth Over side view

5″ x 20″  Runneth Over is an assemblage piece. Using found items, including antique single serving tin teapot, toy tin teaspoon, chains, and cup and saucer.

Runneth Over

Runneth Over detail

 An old silver spoon supports the saucer. This free standing sculpture is sleek and simple. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Runneth Over detail

Shall I Pour?

Shall I Pour?

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6″ x 14″  Shall I Pour? is an assemblage piece. An antique tea cup in saucer catches “tea” poured from single serve tin teapot. Free standing, this metal frame sculpture is at once delicate and strong.

Shall I Pour?

Shall I Pour?

Shall I Pour?

By Heather Brush. For sale.