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Red’s Wolf

Red's Wolf

13″ x 17″  Red’s Wolf is an assemblage mixed media piece on canvas. The final piece in my fairy tale series (unless something compells me to continue); it is now my favorite in the series. As a very young child, my mother made me into Red Riding Hood for Halloween. It was my favorite costume. As an adult I relate to little red, turning away the wolf’s advances but being tricked when he disguises himself. It is the perfect innocence and wickedness story, where good triumphs over evil. It is my hope that my depiction shows the yin yang of the story, the need for both sides.

Red's Wolf

I used lightweight spackle to create the wolf and one of the trees. The other trees are made from sewing pattern paper. Red is simply a portion of a china doll head, and her red cloak is rag paper. The wolf sports a ragged coat including bits of old paintbrush.

Red's Wolf

By Heather Brush. For sale.
 

The artist, once upon a time.

Off the Wall

Off the Wall

11″ x 13″  Off the Wall is a mixed media assemblage on box canvas. Humpty Dumpty is suspended in time, just about to fall off the wall. He’s created from natural wood and gourd, and covered in tissue paper. The wall is constructed of lightweight spackle and acrylic. The clouds are created from antique angel hair.

Off the Wall

Off the Wall is part of my fairy tale and fable series. By Heather Brush. For sale.
 

Jack IN the Beanstalk

 
Jack IN the Beanstalk
9″ x 13″  Jack IN the Beanstalk is an assemblage mixed media piece that is part of my fairy tale series. On a box canvas, I created the beanstalk from light cardboard and bits of fiction. This was washed with acrylic. Jack is an antique plastic boy doll, dressed in a shirt made of book end paper and cotton pants. He holds a golden egg and a magic bean. At his feet are two more of each.
By Heather Brush. For Sale.

Pandora’s Box

 
Pandora’s Box
12″ x 16″  Pandora’s Box as a mixed media assemblage on canvas. Greek mythology has always been a favorite of mine, but this particular myth is meaningful to me. Open the box, let all of the negative out, and what you have left is hope. It’s a good lesson.
 
The canvas was prepared with a coat of lightweight spackle to give it texture, then painted with acrylic in red and magenta. A black oil glaze was layered and followed by a matte varnish. The box was a found item, completely revamped. The chaos that is released from the box is created from glass bits, feather, material and wire.
 
 
Part of my series of fairy tales and fables, this is an older story that still holds truth today.
 
 
By Heather Brush. For Sale.

Four and Twenty

Four and Twenty

7″ x 13″  Four and Twenty is an assemblage creation showing the nursery rhyme which features a not-too-happy king. Using a wooden box as the base, I created the pie and king to fill it. The pie is in an old copper plate and created of painted baked clay (and filled with blackbirds!). The king is created from bits of fiction (the best ones are) in paper mache form. His crown was found at a Goodwill, and is graced with yet another blackbird.

Four and Twenty

Four and Twenty

Four and Twenty

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

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.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel from below

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Cindy’s Slipper

Cindy's Slipper

8 1/2″ x 11″  Cindy’s Slipper is an assemblage that continues my series of fairy tale pieces. I created the slipper from broken glass plates and chandelier dangles. I’m not sure any woman would honestly want to wear this shoe!

Cindy's Slipper

Cinderella’s shoe rests on a bed of black velvet, in a golden gilded box, waiting for the perfect match. The clock is striking midnight as Cindy contemplates her future.

Cindy's Slipper

Cindy's Slipper

By Heather Brush. For sale.