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green house of joy

this assemblage is mounted on a 3 feet square canvas ....it is large, large, large!!!

 

.... it is interesting to do a piece that means so much to me ... and then it is a little frightening to reveal to the world how important it is ..... to tell you what it means .... to show you a part of me through it .... i think there is a bit of me in all of my art ... but this one is much more of a peek into my brain, my heart, my home, my family ...... my ebay addiction! ha ......

 

i'm a collector .... i love to have little odds and ends and this and thats .... i like having an organizer in my desk drawer that has a spot for clips, pennies, tacks, pencil nubs, stray buttons .... but it is the other thing that i love .... the key that you don't know what it is too ... but who can throw away a key ... what if it is a key to someone's heart ..... or the marble .... when i find a marble on the floor, i can't be troubled to go track down where it SHOULD be ... but who could throw away a perfect, shiny, slick, glass beautimous thing? ...... or the squashed dandelion that made it inside before it reached fuzziness and was wish worthy? ..... or the safety pin ... gotta keep it .... you might need it ... and when you need it, there should be one in every drawer in the whole house so that you can actually find one easily .....

 

.... and metaphorically? life is made of little treasures .... an eye twinkle, a wink, a hand squeeze, a note, one flaming red leaf (sophie and i have been collecting and pressing leaves ....one day we'll say, why does this book have nine thousand six hundred and thirty seven leaves in it?) .... a stolen moment, a silent prayer of thanks, a stone shaped like a heart, baby shoes long outgrown .......

 

so this piece, is a joy house .... the last piece i did like this (also in my flickr assemblage set) is actually called joy house .... so this one is the green house of joy ..... and is filled with bits that were happily collecting in my studio ....waiting to be what they were always meant to become ... and here they are ..... they have become .... aren't we all waiting to be what we are meant to become ..... transforming, changing, trying, hoping, growing ......

 

i filled the house bit by bit over the course of the last couple months .......

the key at the very bottom is about 8 inches long .... it used to surround ashley's doorbell .... they redid the front of their house, and i was the lucky recipient of the weird doorbell key!! the weird doorbell key that was just waiting to become what it was meant to be ...... just like all of us .....

 

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Taken on October 4, 2007