"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

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Collage Art Part II

     My next collection of collages involved bright colors with shiny, reflective objects influenced by the “Sun and Shade” Brooches, Neckpieces and Vessels produced for my MFA show in January, 1997. 
     The Genesis series of shadow boxes encompass the research for my show. 
They include copies of sketchbook designs used for wallpaper, found objects and hand made elements never used in my series for the show. 
     The five elements of the garden are mixed up abstractly in this series of twelve collages and assemblages produced during the mid to late 90’s and the year 2000.
     This is the first work to combine my love of collage and assemblage with my 
love of metalsmithing and jewelry. 
     I also seem to be the most productive around the turn of each decade. 
     More photos to follow shortly. JA 
“Genesis I”    1996
“Genesis II”    1996
“Genesis III”    1996
“Sun and Shade” Brooch, 1996 
“Rock and Water” Brooch, 1996
“Sun and Shade” Brooch, 1996
“Leaf and Blossom” Brooch, 1996
“Sun and Shade” Brooch, 1996
“Offal I” 1999
“Offal II” 1999
“Abfall I” 1999
“Abfall II” 1999 

“Genesis 1” 1996 (17in X 22in X 4in) by John Anderson; hydraulic press copper Hosta Leaf; fabricated triangle pendant model in nickel silver.

“Genesis II” 1996 (17in X 22in X 4in) by John Anderson; hydraulic press steel triangle; fabricated copper/brass tetrahedron frame model; natural Hosta leaf painted white.

“Genesis III” 1996 (17in X 22in X 4in) by John Anderson; natural Chestnut leaf; California Poppy flowers; and thorned Rose branches.

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