Mar 16, 2008

Collage Art, etc.

As I mentioned in my last post, I've started working on collage art pieces in little (or big) boxes. They are great fun to put together, although I feel mine pale compared to other collage artists. The last box I did was a shoebox that I turned into a fairy ballroom in the Georgian style. I put in a fireplace, windows, little chairs and lots of fairies in Georgian finery! I covered the outside of the box with an upholstery weight Williamsburg fabric and rimmed it with a gimp trim.

Now I'm working on a much larger box filled with founding fathers and mothers. I've spent the past several days (limited time in studio, due to other work) collecting things to put in the room -- chairs, chests, fireplace, paintings, etc., etc. It's extremely time-consuming to create each piece and each person, so I'm doing a little bit at a time.

Last weekend, my mother was here for our monthly DAR meeting and I took her down in the studio and demonstrated how I make my armatured figures. Since I had the small demo figure, I decided to make a doll while working on the big founders box. I used the primitive painting posted herein as inspiration. I'll post a picture of the doll when I get a chance.


Suzanne said...

Nina~ I love the painting you've chosen for inspiration. Can't wait to see the doll you're creating, as well as, the collage art piece.

Christine LeFever said...

Oh my goodness! Your historic vignettes are going to make me drool. I too make little vignettes and they are merely hiding about my Art Room. I've only managed to sell a couple here or there. Yours sound beyond comparison and I can't wait to see them!


Lana said...

I can't wait to see your new creations. I have been a fan of your work since I saw it on etsy.

Cookie said...

Nina, your work is always inspiring. Your dolls forever move me to the point of emotional outbursts that range from oooohs to aaaaaahs and I could stare at them for hours on end.
Can't wait to see what you come up with on this!


i love the painting!