September Assemblage – The Nymph

Assemblage – The Nymph
Assemblage – The Nymph

September is here, the holidays are over and we’re all back to work.  The first piece I’ve completed this autumn is another assemblage, made mostly from and old book.  She is inspired by those sometimes mischievous mythological creatures  – nymphs; in this case a water nymph rather than any other type.  There are many famous nymphs but I couldn’t decide which nymph this piece might represent, so I’ve simply called her – The Nymph.  If you would like to find out more about nymphs, you might try following this link to the Wikipedia page about Nymphs.

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric with hardbacked book base.

Small 26cm long, 26cm wide, 19cm depth, paper fabric assemblage dress.

A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a paper and fabric sculpture stood atop an old hardback book, as if coming out of the pages of the book. The Nymph is made from wire and papier mache, attired in a dress made from pale lilac silk and linen blend material. The underskirt is a gathered white cotton with tiny stitches at the hem. Her hair is fashioned from a cream cotton with wires stitched in to give it shape and form.

The figure is posed to suggest the flowing movement of the wind as it swirls around her. Nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing.

As usual she will be available for purchase in our online shop or our Etsy store.


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4 Replies to “September Assemblage – The Nymph”

  1. Hi Lnida,

    Glad you like her. I’ve tried to capture as much movement as I could, as if she were growing out of the book and into the world, with the air swirling all around her but the water wanting to keep hold of her.

    Thank you for your lovely comment.

  2. Hi Dorthe,

    Thank you so much for such an enthsiastic comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Originally I didn’t know where I was going with this piece. At first she was free standing – posed to sit ; then I had the idea of trying to make it look as if she was a part of the fabric of the book.

    Thank you again for your lovely comment.

  3. She’s beautiful! So graceful looking!

  4. SUE ,You are a master with papers- how beautiful this figure is-so fantastic.
    Some month ago you had a tutorial in an online magazine-that I bought, and also tryed to do. I did the folded paper skirt on a torso I made on a workshop – and really loved it.I t was difficult- but as it was for myself, I think it was ok—–WHY am I telling you this–BECAUSE this masterpiece here,would no one else but you be able to create- I`m speachless ,your nymph is gorgeously beautiful, and so allive, she mooved me very much.

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