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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.

The Nymph

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

 

September 1, 2011   4 Comments

Assemblage Without a Name

Assemblage Without a Name

 So I’m back to creating and making.  I’m still experimenting with different ways of presenting my assemblage dresses.  For this one I’ve gone back to my experience of attending a workshop run by Luned Parry, as you can see from the photo this dress has a figure inside it.  The idea was to have the figure free standing but that didn’t work out so, I’ve used an old book as the base and attached the figure to the book.

I hope to finish her soon but as yet she has no name.  Perhaps you could suggest a name; any ideas, leave a comment.

August 31, 2011   No Comments

Luned Rhys Parri

Pics of my work are on the way, Tom is dragging his feet.

Meanwhile I recently went on a workshop in Colwyn Bay,  run by Luned Rhys Parry and had a go at some sculpture using wire, paper, etc.  I really enjoyed the day, though as yet I have to finish my sculpture.  It’s a caricature of Tabby my youngest daughter, hence the hair.

Here’s a little extract from Luned’s CV .  “Luned Rhys Parri is a professional artist whose work is increasingly in demand from private collectors and galleries. In the past she has won numerous awards and has exhibited throughout Wales and further afield, most recently at Oriel Môn and at the Tegfryn Gallery in Beaumaris”  .  Luned doesn’t seem to have her own site(please leave a comment if you know better).

April 25, 2010   4 Comments