Until now, my assemblages have not had a Native American theme or image. Came across this Buffalo nickle and was inspired to create a piece of art work. I’ve been working on this slowly for a while now
because it kept changing. BIG difference in the design versus actually making the piece work when putting it together. At first I wasn’t too happy with the way it was coming out, but stepping away from it for a while and contemplating my next move, it started to grow on me. Stay tune for the next phase!
I had been working with ATC’s/ACEO’S for a short time and really enjoyed it, but didn’t keep it up for very long. These cards were done with bees wax and crayons. The ATC’s measure about 2.5″x3.5″( size of playing cards) and are meant to be traded. ACEO”S which stands for Art Card, Editions and Originals. They measure the same as an ATC but these are sold like miniature pieces of art work.
Little by little I have been working on some Native American Indian Dolls for a few galleries as well as some shows I have coming up in the early Fall. I would like to offer original prints this year for two of my shows, so I need to get cracking on those. When things get a little mundane making these dolls, I switch over to working with assemblages and mixed media art for a short time.
This collagraph was done last year and sold at a gallery in New Mexico.
This is a mixed media mono-print I created last year. I carved a stamp of the Indians and clouds and add them to the mono-print. I also had a fascination with bees waxed and that was also added. There was a lot of application and scraping with this piece.