real world mashups and 3D collages by assemblage artists

A what? An assemblage is a three-dimensional artistic composition made of miscellaneous objects or found materials.
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Artist Virginia Ray: All in Good Time

Artist Virginia Ray: All in Good Time

There’s nothing better than soaking in a warm sulfur springs in the countryside to rejuvenate my creative synapses. Wilbur Hot Springs near Williams, California is a favorite escape from city streets, cars, phones, and television. Nestled in the hills along a creek, the old Victorian spa has been beautifully restored and slowly transitioned into a...
Steampunk Explained by PBS Arts

Steampunk Explained by PBS Arts

Assemblage is a primary technique for Steampunk artists. PBS Arts presents a sweet overview of Steampunk in its Off Book series. My favorite quote, by Dr. Grymm: “Finding these antique pieces and refurbishing them into other things… I’ve always done that. If I find a piece and it can’t be fixed and built back to...
Box Show at Gallery Route One

Box Show at Gallery Route One

Showing visitors the magic of the Pacific Coast north of San Francisco is a wonderful way to spend a weekend. A few weeks ago while rambling up Highway 1 we stopped in the town of Point Reyes Station and found Gallery Route One, “GRO”. As luck would have it they were opening their annual Box...
Surrealists and the Invention of Assemblage

Surrealists and the Invention of Assemblage

Nearly every assemblage you see today has its visual history rooted in the Surrealist movement of the early 1900s. Assemblage was one of many techniques employed by the Surrealists to create artifacts related to their philosophies. For example, much of surrealist art was related to their theories about dreams. André Breton, the leader of the...
"High Voltage" Assemblage

“High Voltage” Assemblage

  High Voltage, approx. 18″x 30″x 4″, (wood shapes, metal signage, computer parts, wire, plastic parts, metalic audio tape) by UpCycle Artist High Voltage is a playful riff on patterns found in contemporary technical products.

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