Tag Archives: found objects

Captured for Eternity

Captured for Eternity

5″ x 17″  Captured for Eternity is an assemblage piece in honor of photography. For those who remember actual film. The base was a candle tray, found at Goodwill. Lining it are photo negatives from my own stash. I was a photog fanatic back in high school and college. The Brownie camera is one I’d picked up at a junk shop: an icon of American photo taking. The pictures are from an antique photo album I’d found at a small shop a couple of years ago, just for projects such as this. I love the feel of them, the family love they embody, the innocence.

Captured for Eternity

The quote around the edge is credited to Brigitte Bardot: “A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity, that will never cease looking back at you.”

 

Captured for Eternity

Captured for Eternity

This piece is posted for day 27 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

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A Spot in Stripes

A Spot in Stripes

8″ x 8″  A Spot in Stripes is an assemblage piece in my tea pot series. The base is a scrollwork metal wire box top found at the goodwill. The tiny tea cup is bold in stripes and creates a fun flare I couldn’t resist. The spot of “tea” created of sequins, wire and beads, pours from a blue antique tin tea pot.

A Spot in Stripes

A Spot in Stripes

 

A Spot in Stripes

This piece is available at Roanoke, Virginia’s newest gallery, One Block East.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

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.

One Kiss Frog Prince

One Kiss Frog Prince

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.

One Kiss Frog Prince

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.

One Kiss Frog Prince

One Kiss Frog Prince

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Firefly

Firefly

8″ x 3″  Firefly is an assemblage of found objects. Created from an aquarium lightbulb, parts of table knives, a thimble, snaps, wire and a repurposed stand. Lightning bug chases were a big part of my childhood, and this guy reminds me to go after what I want in a big way.

Firefly

Firefly

Firefly

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Taste of Summer Innocence

Taste of Summer Innocence

4″ x 8″  Taste of Summer Innocence is an assemblage depicting many a summer night from my childhood. Chasing fireflies with a coffee jar was one of my favorite things to do. For this piece I used an antique Maxwell House jar, reminiscent of the ones Grandma saved for me. The lightning bugs are created from holiday light covers and bits of metal my dad had found with his metal detector and saved for who knows how long. Do you recognize the backs of clip on earrings?

Taste of Summer Innocence detail

Taste of Summer Innocence detail

Taste of Summer Innocence wing detail

Every lightning bug haven needs a few leaves (these, made of beads and metal) to make the inhabitants feel at home, and of course, air holes in the top. The bugs are mounted on wire and chain, and so they don’t remain stationary when the jar is moved. The resulting sound of a slight clink against the glass is almost realistic.

Taste of Summer Innocence

Taste of Summer Innocence

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Drink Your Milk

Drink Your Milk

5″ x 8″ Drink Your Milk is an assemblage in honor of grandmas and moms everywhere. Created from acquired objects, the piece is simple but appealing. The antique tin cup was bought at an estate sale years ago from an 86 year old woman who told me she’d had it forever and remembered her little brother drinking from it. I’ve always loved it. The creamer is antique as well, but I don’t know the history there. The pouring “milk” is made of sequins and beads.

Drink Your Milk

Drink Your Milk

By Heather Brush. For sale.