Wednesday, March 9, 2011

All Good Things





Jerry (detail)


Zac Freeman, in his words...


I started making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. The artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. I was interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space. It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself.

 All images below are from Mobergfung's "White Things"...

cumulus christmas balls

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paper scultpure

Isn't it amazing?! Jeff Nishinaka really takes paper sculpture to a whole new level, doesn't he?!

Jeremy May

This ring is made from Dicken's Oliver Twist. Remarkable! Literature on your finger!

Jeremy May is a big fan of books. But unlike most, he loves not only to read them but also uses them as material for creating jewelry. According to the author, such “literary” jewelry is much more original than their counterparts from gold and silver, and if you were to wear them you will not go unnoticed. Fancy decorations are produced by a unique lamination process. Cut from the books,  lists are laminated and coated with glitter and then inserted into the place from which they were taken. It turns out that the book becomes, and the material for decoration, and then – a kind of box for storage. cited