3 Dimensional Work

I love to find unusual items at garage sales, antique malls, auctions, and thrift stores which can be repurposed as an art work. It is a challenge to take the item and create a whimsical piece.

The State of the Union
Through the Rabbit Hole - close up
Four Stalk Harmony
Through the Rabbit Hole - full view
Unfinished Melody
A Slice of Springfield
The Music Maker
Crazy Quilt Violin
Junk Food . . . for the Mind
Junk Food . . . for the Mind
Truth, Justice & the American Way
Magic 8 Bird
The Ear Worm
Rose Garden Angel
Rose Garden Angel - close up
Steampunk Key Holder
Sardine Can Shrine
Snow people
Violet
Off With HIs Head
Wonderland Come to Life
The Orpheum
Esmerelda - The Fortune Teller
The Reader
The Reader [close up]
Lucy S. Diamond
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The State of the Union

The State of the Union

Lincoln's top hat made from found rust with a twine headband. Named Best in Show for the 2014 Backyard Sculpture Competition at the Prairie Art Alliance and Best in Show for the Chatham Library Art Show 2015.

12"H x 12"W x 8"D

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Through the Rabbit Hole - close up

Through the Rabbit Hole - close up

This wooden mantel clock had no workings so I turned it into the rabbit hole which Alice fell through to Wonderland. She is passing the shelves full of books and objects as she falls.

16"H x 9"W x 5"D

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Four Stalk Harmony

Four Stalk Harmony

This barbershop quartet looks snazzy in their matching striped vests and purple bow ties. They are singing "My Wild Irish Asparagus".

10"H x 8"W x 4"D

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Through the Rabbit Hole - full view

Through the Rabbit Hole - full view

This shows the entire clock.

16"H x 9"W x 5"D

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Unfinished Melody

Unfinished Melody

The violin was in pieces when I found it. I glued some of it back together, collaged music on the inside, and painted it with bronze metallic paint. It is standing on a bow.

25"H x 10"W x 6"D

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A Slice of Springfield

A Slice of Springfield

The top hat image is a familiar one in Springfield. I turned it into a cake with images of local tourist sites on the slice on the server.

14"H x 16"W x 12"D

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The Music Maker

The Music Maker

This violin is a musical version of the Storyteller figures of the Southwest. The full-sized violin has 9 small violins that it is playing music for. The smallest is in a cradle-board and wrapped in music themed fabric.

22"H x 12"W x 12"D

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Crazy Quilt Violin

Crazy Quilt Violin

This violin is merging with the crazy quilted fabric. The designs on the violin are painted or collaged to copy and blend with the fabric designs. This is a full sized violin.

22"H x 16"W x 8"D

$375

Junk Food . . . for the Mind

Junk Food . . . for the Mind

This cake is iced with glass tiles, porcelain flowers, and fabric paint. The front says "Junk Food"; turn it around to see a collage of reality television shows "for the mind."

15"H x 16"W x 16"D

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Junk Food . . . for the Mind

Junk Food . . . for the Mind

The back side of "Junk Food. . . "

15"H x 16"W x 16"D

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Truth, Justice & the American Way

Truth, Justice & the American Way

In the 1950s we were told to eat our vegetables, children in China were starving. Superman was on televison--our hero. Today our economy is based on China--so my veggies are mounted on chopsticks and Chinese coins.

12"H x 9"W x 6"D

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Magic 8 Bird

Magic 8 Bird

This little bird had 8 balls on his head, so I painted them like the Magic 8 Ball. I put popular questions on his tail, the 8-ball answers around the base, and added a spinner. Ask a question and spin for the answer.

12"H x 6"W x 6"D

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The Ear Worm

The Ear Worm

An ear worm is a song that you cannot get out of your mind. This ear worm is "Round and round the Mulberry bush." The inside of the head is filled with images of the song and the monkey can chase the weasel as you spin the bush. The base is a record.

12"H x 12"W x 12"D

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Rose Garden Angel

Rose Garden Angel

I used bronze roses for the eyes in this head which inspired the theme of the piece. The garden has a fence, more roses, and a bird nesting in the pillar.

22"H x 4"W x 4"D

$75

Rose Garden Angel - close up

Rose Garden Angel - close up

You can see the rose eyes better in this close-up. Notice her rose "fasinator" hat. The wired beads could be hair, halo, or blessings being showered.

22"H x 4"W x 4"D

$75

Steampunk Key Holder

Steampunk Key Holder

The Steampunk key holder not only uses Steampunk images, but has incorportated 3D items to match the theme. It could be used to hang necklaces as well.

12"H x 18"W x 1"D

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Sardine Can Shrine

Sardine Can Shrine

This was created for a challenge on the Loving Mixed Media website. Participants had to create a shrine from a sardine can. Mine became an angel showing love from the heart shaped lock to the song collaged in the back "Love Lifted Me."

12"H x 8"W x 1"D

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Snow people

Snow people

The snow people are made from a variety of old bottles which are filled with pearls and glittery items. Each one is unique--hats, scarves, and embellishments are all different. Sizes vary depending on the bottle used.

$6 to $15

Violet

Violet

Violet is one of my clarinet cuties--actually made from a clarinet. When I saw the broken clarinet I did not know what I would do with it. After mulling it over for some time, I thought of the Jazz Age. A time when music was hot, the clarinet was sending out a siren’s song which brought music lovers in droves to the clubs. This was a time of cloche hats, long necklaces, and a new sophistication for women. My clarinet figure is created from a clarinet, polymer clay, Apoxy-Sculpt, and jewelry findings.

12"H x 3"W x 4"D

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Off With HIs Head

Off With HIs Head

The Red Queen is demanding that the gardener be punished for planting white roses (and painting them red). Alice, struggling with the flamingo, is concerned about the croquet game.

10"H x 12"W x 12"D

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Wonderland Come to Life

Wonderland Come to Life

I found a vintage Alice in Wonderland book in an antique store, illustrated the main characters, and popped them up on wires coming out of the cover. The book can still be opened and read.

10"H x 7"W x 9"D

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The Orpheum

The Orpheum

It has been 46 years and one of the biggest regrets voiced by people in Springfield is that the Orpheum Theater was torn down. It was a grand building which housed a ballroom and pool hall, as well as the theater. My rendition of the Orpheum shows vaudeville acts (note Bing, Jack, and George) on its stages. The exterior is covered with glass tiles on which I have embossed designs with metallic powders and grouted the tiles with gold glitter glue.

28"H x 12"W x 2"D

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Esmerelda - The Fortune Teller

Esmerelda - The Fortune Teller

Esmerelda sees all, knows all. She has a magic crystal ball which shows the future. This asseblage includes fortunes which sell for a nickel.

22"H x 15"W x 6"D

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The Reader

The Reader

The reader's skirt is a complete book with folded pages. The backdrop is the cover of an Atlas. The first lines of novels are swirling around the reader; their titles and authors are on the base around her skirt. She is holding an armful of miniature books.

16"H x 24"W x 10"D

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The Reader [close up]

The Reader [close up]

This is a close up of the reader's head and torso. She is holding an armful of miniature books

16"H x 24"W x 10"D

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Lucy S. Diamond

Lucy S. Diamond

Lucy is a world traveler and has her passport in her suitcase. Her body is covered with maps and her shape is rather globe-like.

18"H x 6"W x 4"D

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