Yet another ground breaking week in the my one woman woolly sweatshop. Perhaps, as an inevitable concatenation of my diverse methodologies, and my Magpie mind, I’ve finally taken a step into the world of Assemblage/ Mixed Media/ Collage/ Applique/ Objets Trouve Scene Building. I suppose there is a catchier name for this particular genre but hell I like my one.
I can’t believe I haven’t done this before now. I love the creative process (Magpie mind), the end result (even if I do say so myself) and the smug feeling I get, as all that stuff I’ve been carefully hoarding all these years gets new life. Take note – all you excessive chucker outers. Don’t throw it away – give it to me.
Unsurprisingly the Ginger Cat, the Owl and the Sheep all insisted in starring roles in my first two productions, and seeing as how they have wheedled their way into my creative unconsciousness from my subconscious creativeness (the sneaky feckers), I felt it was time they had names.
So – presenting FINBARR the GINGER CAT from Cork, SHAMEY the recovering Catholic Sheep (Shame ? He’s only mortified) and the OWL WAN. (There’s always an Owl Wan – you know, just hanging around, lookin’).
Now that’s sorted I do really need a snappier title for my new style of Artworks – To the Internet with me for some research, if I can drag myself away from assembling EVERYTHING into something else for long enough. Any and all suggestions or direction on the nomenclature would be most welcome.