"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

Sunday, January 20, 2013

3500 Thanks!!!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. With over 3500 page views from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States; I am overwhelmed. 

I hope you have found something useful here. It is fun for me to share my process and thoughts about my art and teaching with everyone. Please feel free to write your thoughts in a message to me and I will post them for others to see. I enjoy having visitor artists, friends, and others share their ideas and images on my blog. There are many amateurs and professionals who have similar issues, questions, successes and failures in the arts and teaching.

The singer Tony Bennett once said about Frank Sinatra...” He was a genius, he stole from everyone to find his own voice”. 
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.

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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