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"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
- Eckart Tolle
"When you put together things that other people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created." - Louise Nevelson
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9″ x 17″ Rapunzel is another work in my series of fairy tale and fable pieces. Not quite an assemblage and not quite mixed media, it is a combination of both. Rapunzel is created from a china doll head with gold colored wire curls covering her crown and cascading down the tower. Below her is in the tower, adorned with metal ivy leaves and created with mixed media on a box canvas. I wonder what the Brothers Grimm would think of my version of their little miss.
By Heather Brush. For sale.
11″ x 15″ One Kiss Frog Prince is an assemblage in my series of works depicting fairy tales and fables. I so enjoyed creating this one! The prince is created from bits of fiction (aren’t they all?), and washed in green acrylic.
The base for the piece is an old wooden box I’d found at a thrift store for $2. It was an oil paint set box. Lining the box are end papers from an old book of fairy tales. The princess is adorned with bits and pieces I pulled together. Blowing her one kiss to the frog prince, she remains slightly out of reach.
By Heather Brush. For sale.
8″ x 15″ Hansel and Gretel is a shadowbox work of assemblage. The background is oil pastel blended with linseed oil. The rest is an assemblage of found and created items. The twisted tree is made of wire, the blackbirds are baked clay, and the witch’s house above is comprised of a wire house frame and bits of a Candyland game board. Hansel and Gretel are a pair of antique dolls, previously packaged together as brother and sister.
Hansel and Gretel is part of a series of works I am doing, reflecting on fairy tales and fables. By Heather Brush. For sale.
SOLD! 10″ x 10″ Acts of Kindness is a collage on box canvas with found items, depicting Aesop’s fable of The Lion and the Mouse.
A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to eat him, when the mouse piteously entreated, saying: “If you would spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.” The lion laughed and let him go.
It happened shortly after this that the lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. The mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set him free, exclaiming “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, not expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a mouse to con benefits on a lion.”
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Detail of mouse (part of an antique metal wind up toy) on book cover.
Acts of Kindness is part of a series I am doing on fables and fairy tales.
By Heather Brush.