Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year Assemblage

This morning, whilst up in my studio (well, if I'm going to be an artist it's about time I used the proper words! LOL) I was inspired to create a piece of assemblage to celebrate the New Year. The pictures I took are awful and this scan isn't much better but I wanted to share it anyway on this first clean slate day of 2007. :o)

As the pic is so bad, I feel a little explanation is required! So, the base is a piece of plywood (found in the outhouses) with some paint slapped on. attached to this is a sweet little cake tin with a lightbulb wired on. You can't see at all clearly but I have added the word "hope" on the lightbulb. Last additions were the verdigris screw and the wire with beads as a hanger. I wanted to make something with meaning (to myself) to start this new chapter in my life and I think I have achieved that, in alot of ways this piece sums up what 2007 is going to be all about for me and I'm really pleased with it. ;o) Just wish I had a decent pic of it to share - trust me , it's better in real life than it looks here!! Wishing everyone a happy, creative, inspirational, whatever you wish for yourself, New Year!


Kari said...

It is tres cool! I love it!

Kari x

artfulzebra said...

Thanks, Kari. ;o)

Maz x

Lara Lorelei said...

Lovely stuff, assemblageis not something I've yet ventured into, seeing this gem of a piece does rather tempt me.

Claire xx

Jill said...

Another fabulous piece Maz :D

Anna Nowicki said...

I think it's great too and if you say the photo is pants then in real life it will be just WOW!!!!

artfulzebra said...

Thanks, you guys. :o) It's currently hanging in the kitchen where the calendar was - no one bought us a new one this year! LOL - but will be moving up to the studio when I make a sapce for it to hang there!

Maz x


A little light at the end of the tunnel, or is that the other way around? Writing on lightbulbs! That's an idea for me! I think I'll do a thousand of them... kind of fits into my oeuvre...


Matthew Rose
Paris, Francepe

artfulzebra said...

Thanks for commenting, Matthew. ;o) Yes, do a truck load of lightbulbs, how fabulous that would be?! Not to mention illuminating! Ha ha!