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Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

8″ x 16″  Sweet Copper Tea is an assemblage sculpture. This sweet copper teapot found me in an antique store. The spot-of-tea cup and saucer followed suit in the same store. They belonged together, as I show here. The base is an old candlestick. The pouring tea is made of several kinds of old necklace chain.

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

Sweet Copper Tea

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.

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?

SOLD!

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.

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.

The Sisters

The Sisters

13″ x 16″  The Sisters is an assemblage work. The case was a mini bar, found at Goodwill. The sisters are made of candle holders, doll parts and leather. They are playing cat’s-cradle.

The Sisters detail

At the top, along the handle, are antique cut glass buttons.

The Sisters detail

The left side of the piece shows the sisters playing cat’s-cradle, and then supporting each other later in life. At the top and bottom are rows of antique shoe buttons.

The Sisters detail

By Heather Brush. For sale, $75, at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road, in Rocky Mount, VA.