Sunday, 16 September 2007

The Art of Assemblage




2Day's InsPiratioN
I have been exploring the realms of assemblage art and have found some wonderful artists on my journey. The Assemblog of Michael deMeng and the homepage of Dale Copeland are pure inspiration. Michael describes his work as "[making] the unsacred into the sacred" and Dale's small works were considered some of the best pieces in the Nottingham review of her collaborative exhibition honouring the late Joseph Cornell. Dale also curates the International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, an exchange called the Bakers Dozen, where participants must submit 13 collages, 1 of which becomes part of the Amarillo Museum of Art collection in Texas. The other 12 collages are exchanged internationally with other artists. To enter into the exchange, click here; to view the latest collection of Bakers Dozen collages, click here. There is also a wonderful publication called Somerset Studio that gathers together artists, their works and projects. Their online studio features over 430 samples and projects - enough, hopefully, to get you on your way....

2 comments:

Walker said...

I recommend entering the Baker's Dozen collage exchange - it's so much fun to see what comes in the mail! Robin

About Art Inspiration 4 Today said...

Hi Robin, yes, it is a real treat to receive all those wonderful collages in the post! There is nothing quite like owning another artist's collage! You also learn to appreciate the work and technique that have gone into these fabulous works of art!