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Coffee Shop Art

Enter the coffee shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like so many many many others, I start my days with coffee. So when a chance came up to tap into this zombie, er, addicted, um, resourceful group of consumers, by hanging my art in a coffee shop, I downed an espresso and bolted for it. I’m hopeful that java sippers will look up from their laptops, books, and pastries to gaze at the stuff on the walls.

at the plug-in bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concave Canopy and Cherry Blossom assemblage, mixed media pieces.

A closer look at Cherry Blossom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the Silvery Moon, Boneyard Tree, Childsplay Tree

Color in the corners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weeping Willow and Between the Lines

Mill Mountain Coffee on Starkey Road (and Ogden Road) in Roanoke, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Mill Mountain Coffee, with hope, I’ll be helping to wake the people of Roanoke.

Copper twist

Copper twist

6″ x 12″  Copper twist is an assemblage in my tree series. It is created simply, of naturally sculpted rock, copper tube and copper wire. The hard part for me is recreating a natural entity to the best of my ability. Paying homage to nature’s form is my desire.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Blown by the winds of time

Blown by the winds of time

12″ x 18″   Blown by the winds of time is an assemblage in my tree series. There is irony in this post, as I was trying to compose it on the evening of the 6/29/12 wind storm that Virginia caught the brunt of. The east coast felt the result in millions without power; Virginia lost six people to the storm. As I finished this piece, took its photo and prepared to give it a spot here on the blog, the winds were whipping straight through the area at 80 mph at times. Countless trees were whipped and blown, toppled and felled.

I love the texture and color of old barbed wire and rusty metal; it’s rich and full of history. This wire came from a fellow artist’s farm, and another ancient farm that used to be behind my home. The rusty metal on the base was found on a hike with my kids last Thanksgiving day in Rocky Mount, VA. They are used to me carrying things out of the woods and storing them away until needed. What? It’s only been seven months! The box that the metal covers is an old cigar box; I have no idea how long I’ve had that in the studio. Things just pile up in there, waiting to become art.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Forest for the Trees – SOLD!

Forest for the Trees back side

21″  x  54″   Forest for the Trees is a glass mosaic. This first photo shows the back side, rough and sharp, but beautiful. The base is an antique window that I picked up at a salvage yard. The trees are antique glass plates and surrounding glass is from green glassware that I had. SMASH! The joy in creating a mosaic like this is in fitting the randomly shaped pieces together. And of course, the finished product. Can you see the forest for the trees?

Forest for the Trees front side

Forest for the Trees

Forest for the Trees

This piece is rather heavy but can be hung in a window or on a wall with back lighting.

By Heather Brush. For sale. SOLD! Just two days in the gallery!

Triple Tea Drop

Triple Tea Drop

13″ x  17″  Triple Tea Drop is an assemblage in my teapot series. This hanging sculpture is my favorite whimsicle tea time piece. The triplet teacups came from Goodwill and the antique yellow tin teapot from my favorite antique mall. The “tea” is made of beads and chain, pouring freely with enough to spare.

Triple Tea Drop

 

Triple Tea Drop

By Heather Brush. For sale.