Tag Archives: found objects

You Can’t Bank Time

You Can’t Bank Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6″ x 8″  You Can’t Bank Time is an assemblage piece posted for day 19 of Art Every Day Month. The silver bank was my inspiration for the work as I pondered what we really use banks for nowadays. They are somewhat obsolete. Then, thinking of what we cannot save, the obvious is time, no matter how much we would like to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a copperish green landscape of a sundial, the silver pig stands firm as someone tries to bank time. A watch face, hour glass, pocket watch, clock hands and silver beads representing seconds of time, hover but cannot be stashed away.

By Heather Brush, for sale.

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Drinking Outside the Box

Drinking Outside the Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4″ x  6″ x 10″   Drinking Outside the Box is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. It has been a little while since I’ve done any new teapot sculptures, mainly because I usually work around a special items that I’ll find, and I just hadn’t found any cool pots lately, until this one popped up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The base is a wooden box from a set of children’s nesting boxes. I love the use of whimsical items and it’s a nice shape and solid form. It is wrapped in antique paper and topped with bits of tea papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pouring tea is created from wire, ribbon, chain and beads, and includes a special charm.

 

 

 

 

This piece is posted for day 9 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush, for sale.

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Auric Angel

5″ x  5″  Auric Angel is an assemblage ornament. Leafy wings surround the gold toned body which is embellished with a bit of antique tie bar and golden button. Ready to hang, this angel was created for day 6 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

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Service for One

Service for One

11″ x 11″    Service for One is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. The parts pull together as I find them, creating a whole. The silver plate was found in Goodwill; I love the tarnished finish. The teacup was from an antique store, and is full of “tea” comprised of chain and ribbon. The small coffee pot is also from Goodwill, reminiscent of one my grandmother used for years. It is held in the hand of an altered wire picture holder. Together the pieces create a common moment, an intimate happening.

Service for One

 

Service for One

 

Service for One

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Hail to the King

Hail to the King

7 1/2″  x 17 1/2″   Hail to the King is an assemblage piece in a series I find myself creating that utilize old books. Cover art  is often too interesting to hide with a book stored on a bookshelf. Here is a an older child’s version of King Arthur’s story. The book is framed using a wooden drawer from an art case. It is lined with a rubbing of a knight in armor.

Hail to the King

Rising from the pages of the book is a child’s toy sword, painted suitably for a king. Who doesn’t associate the pulling of the sword with Arthur?

Hail to the King

The thrown awaits his majesty but it sits empty, while the king, as depicted in the figure at the top of the piece, travels with his knights to battle. This piece can sit on a shelf, or hang on a wall.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Singing Praises

Singing Praises

7″ x 15″  Singing Praises is an assemblage piece that truly pulled itself together. All I did was make sure it stayed that way. The hymnal is very old and I love the patina of it. I was flipping through it to find a particular song to pull out and use when I found this slip of paper at the page I’ve used in the background. Look closely at it and you can make out the words “God be.” I envisioned a young child being kept quiet in a pew, her mother giving her the paper and a pencil to practice her writing.

Singing Praises

As I was composing the piece, I knew I needed something more, and wanted a pencil that would point out the image I had of the girl in the pew. I searched my studio and luckily found this Jesus Christ pencil. I’m not at all sure where it came from, but there it was. Still, I needed something more.

Singing Praises

I went to my favorite antique mall, where they know me all too well. While strolling down the last aisle, an all-for-one-price basket of rusty goodness in one hand, I spotted this cross. Even in this very religious area that I live in, this piece is kind of unique. I knew it was what I needed right away. So I brought it home, and finished “Singing Praises.”

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Boxed Beauty

Boxed Beauty

8″ x 16″ open.  Boxed Beauty is an assemblage piece in a series I am doing that include books. This one is centered on a book I found at Goodwill that was published in 1955, titled, The Handbook of Beauty.

Boxed Beauty

With “over 100 detailed easy-to-follow illustrations” I wanted to showcase the book in a way that viewers could interact, and see the inside. So, I glued sections together so they would stay stiff and sturdy and used bobby pins to “bookmark” certain pages. Hairstyles, how to apply make up, posture advice and so on. How are we modern women becoming beautiful without this book? 😉

Boxed Beauty

The box lid holds a few tools for the lady, including an antique pin, perfume bottle, some pearls and a compact to check her lipstick with. There is a section of advice under the mirror that tells a lady how proportioned she is supposed to be: “A waistline 7 to 9 inches smaller than your bust.”

Boxed Beauty

The piece can be made to stay open and hang on a wall, or it can be partially open and sit on a shelf. Boxed Beauty is posted for day 29 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Boxed Beauty