Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Parts is parts

Inspired by my favorite assemblage artiste, Michael de Meng, I got me an old black typewriter at a yard sale a few weeks ago.

Jack and I took it apart a few nights ago. He was very helpful with the stubborn screws. And we did not break out the dremel, which was pretty cool. Just lots of elbow grease and soap to clean up very black hands at the end of four hours disassembly. Now- it's in pieces waiting to be transformed into new works.

I've actually used a few little pieces in a work that I am finishing for the Book Arts Guild show that opens in a week and a 1/2.

Some fantastic news, the little shop/gallery in Brooklyn, who is sell my work, is going to feature my art with another collage artist in October- They are having a Halloween show. I guess my ghostly melacholy is just right for that promotion.

Urban Alchemist is having a little soiree this weekend:
AMAZING CIRCUS KEG PARTY & BBQ!Saturday, AUG 30, 6-10PM343 5th ST (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)Park Slope, BrooklynFeaturing:- JARED THE CONJURER- BIRDIE THE FORTUNE TELLER- AND MANY MORE FREAKS!.....Prize for Best Costume!!!
WOwsers! I wish I could be there for the festivities!!!
Ok- Now I have to get some work done.... gotta run....


Elizabeth Golden said...

I love takeing apart these old typewriters that cannot be fixed. I collect typewriters and have such fun with them. Can't wait to see what you do with the pieces.

Lani Gerity said...

Oh, my, I love your blogs!!!

Lucy said...

just checking in on you--my you've been busy!! congrats on the october feature!