"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

Thursday, March 8, 2012

1000 Thanks!!!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. With over 1000 pageviews from the United states, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Canada, Philippines, France, India, United Kingdom, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Mexico, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and Latvia; 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, friends, and others 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 ideas, comments, questions, successes and failures in the arts and teaching.
I have no restrictions on the printing and use of my information in writing and photos from this blog; but one should always credit the source of any material you share or use with others.
After I retired from teaching, my wife and I did some traveling to celebrate this new life for us. We are ballroom dancing together, which takes time with lessons and practice. While this has been very rewarding, I still have repairs on the house, and much organizing of my junk. I have started a new collage, and my studio is looking better these days.
The process of posting on my blog has brought me back in touch with my own work, my own ideas, and 35 years of teaching experience. If you are a teacher, you know how much effort you put into educating your students. Being a teacher is a job that has no end. Students keep recycling through the system and never seem to lose their need for our help, attention, care, and love. I look forward to sharing more, so please stay tuned.
Thanks to all, 
John Anderson

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