"Assemblage" is the 3-D version of "collage”. "Found object fragments," "discards," or "throwaways" (artist's work to look at: Schwitters, Cornell, Rauschenberg, Bearden, etc.).

These things are organized by their specific elements. The resulting groups are then arranged into compositions of art.

Extending to many cultures of people living in family, religious, work, and various other groups; We could be viewed as a complex living version of "assemblage”(Webster 1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected).

We have “found” each other by chance; either by blood, common goals, or a certain chemistry. These connections help to formulate new ideas, innovations, and even new generations. John Anderson

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

400 pageviews

Thank you very much for visiting my three month old blog. With 400 pageviews from the United states, Russia, Germany, India, and the Netherlands; I am overwhelmed. It is fun for me to share my process and thoughts about my art and teaching with everyone. I also enjoy having visitor artists and artist friends share their ideas and images on my blog.
The singer Tony Bennett once said about Frank Sinatra...” He was a genius, he stole from everyone to find his own voice”. It would be great to hear your comments, questions, successes or failures resulting from the use of my information.
I have no restrictions on its printing and use; but one should always credit the source of any information you share with students and others.
After I retired from teaching, my wife and I did some traveling to celebrate this new life for us. We have also taken up ballroom dancing together, which takes time with lessons and practice. While this has been very rewarding, I still have repairs on the house, organizing all my stuff; and my art is waiting for me. My studio is a mess.
The process of presenting my work on my blog has brought me back in touch with my own work. If you are an art teacher, you know how much effort you put into educating your students. It is difficult to find time for your own art. I will try to explain how I was able to incorporate my art production into my teaching in further posts; stay tuned.
Thanks to all, 
John Anderson


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