Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kodak Instamatic

Kodak Instamatic

SOLD!  8″ x 8″  Kodak Instamatic is an assemblage of images in object form. Iconic of photography, but not quite fitting together, I hoped to illicit a feeling of nostalgia for film.

The piece hangs in display of the past.


By Heather Brush, SOLD from Gallery 108 in Roanoke, VA.

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Table of Conundrums

Table of Conundrums

23″ x 30″  Table of Conundrums is an altered piece, fully functional and ready to inspire a smile. This antique table has beautiful simple lines and wood tone. The top was slightly discolored (someone had some beverages on the bare wood), and called for assistance. I love the fade and age of old book pages and felt that rather than stripping the top, adding a layer of interest might be better.

The book was printed in 1902 and was falling apart, so not to worry book lovers, I’d never kill a book without consideration. “Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Gags,” by John Ray was published by Frederick J. Drake & Company. The pages are full of one-liners, jokes and puns, many of which are demonstrative of the time period in which the book was published.

Sealed and safe for reading or serving tea on.

By Heather Brush, for sale.

Golden light

Golden light

SOLD  28″ x 28″  Golden Light is a collage in glass. A serving platter sits in the middle of four antique plates, surrounded by bits and pieces of relative glassware.

This piece is ready to hang. By Heather Brush, for sale.

Blush

Blush

SOLD! 23″ x 28″  Blush is a collage in glass. Antique plates and bowls are surrounded by shattered remnants.

In honor of baby girls, I offer this piece to the world.

Ready to hang, by Heather Brush.

Smile for the birdie

Smile for the birdie

SOLD! 5″ x 7″  Smile for the birdie is an assemblage in my bird series. This piece hangs on the wall and was created from found objects.

The camera is an antique Kodak Instamatic. The bird is from a teapot, the photo from an old scrapbook I picked up somewhere. I don’t know the people but I love the way the woman is leaning in to the man. I imagine they are mother and son, smiling for the camera.

It’s sad that most of today’s generation of youth will never know the joy of film cameras, or even, print photos. This piece is a reminder of what we have had.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Trapped by desire

Trapped by desire

 

10″ x 5″  Trapped by desire is an assemblage in my bird series. Assemblage is a form of art where found and created objects are upcycled and brought together to create something new – kind of like life.

The pieces here are simple. A glass votive form, wire, a metal hummingbird, wooden base, silver base, silvertoned grating and a few odds and ends. Brought together by my twisted mind.

 

 

 

 

By Heather Brush. For sale.

On Consignment

I can frequently be seen taking photos in and around the downtown area of Roanoke, VA. I love the small town feel of this little city, with its eclectic collection of shops in mostly antique buildings. Stores in town often have pressed tin ceilings and original hardwood floors, and they exude a feeling of hardworking business owners and friendly exuberance. I want to be a part of that; my option is to get my work on consignment in these places; I have been met with open arms.

Teapot series sculptures in the window of Freckles

Freckles is an awesome retro store and coffee shop on Kirk Avenue in Roanoke. Kirk is my favorite street in town.

The owner met with me and embraced my artwork. I’m thrilled to be part of her shop!

Ripple on Market

Ripple is an eclectic artsy hippie gypsy rock-n-roll type of smoke and gift shop!” A recent move to Market Street from 1st Street in Roanoke has opened Ripple up to a lot more foot traffic. Across from the historic (yet totally revamped) market building, this area has been a place to sell wares for a very long time. Being a part of that environment is important to me. Not just to sell my work but to be a part of tradition in Roanoke.

I approached the owner after seeing a sign in the window that she was looking for artists to consign work in the store. I was on a photo stroll around town when I saw the sign. I was on a photo stroll again when I took these shots last night. Thanks for giving me a chance Ripple!