Patricia Chapman's Assemblage, Collage, and Mixed Media art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assemblage Art, Mixed Media, and Collage Art




Creating assemblage art and mixed media collage art is a process of discovery. From gathering the found objects I use in my assemblage and the images for my collage, to the concept and construction of those visual elements. I invite you to join me on my assemblage and collage journey.

Assemblage? Collage? Found Objects? Mixed Media? What's that?


“What kind of art do you do?”

I’ve worked on my stock answers to that question and my words always seem inadequate.

“Assemblage and collage,” I say. I can see a faint glimmer of recognition at the word “collage”, but the term “assemblage” is often met with a blank stare. “Assemblage is a three dimensional form of collage,” I say.

A friend of mine told me once to just tell people that I create sculpture. “They still won’t know what kind of art you do, but at least it’s a word they can relate to,” she told me.

The big reason why assemblage is not a readily recognized form of art is because it is such a recent development in the hit parade of art genres. In the 50’s Jean Dubuffet coined the term “assemblage” by throwing together a bunch of butterfly wings. But before the term was born Duchamp and Picasso were creating art with found objects. And Joseph Cornell’s boxes created from the 40’s to the 60’s make him the reigning American king of assemblage art.

My hope is that a wander through my site will entice you to learn more about assemblage art and collage art.

Assemblage, Collage, and Mixed Media Artwork by Patricia Chapman


 









All images copyright 2009 Patricia Chapman. All rights reserved. No images may be copied, reproduced, printed, distributed, published electronically or physically, in whole or in part without the express written consent of Patricia Chapman.
 


Artist Patricia Chapman's Blog

Artist Patricia Chapman's Blog







Hand Made Jewelery and Collage Art by Patricia Chapman on Etsy

Hand Made Jewelery and Collage Art by Patricia Chapman on Etsy


Pat in her Studio Making Assemblage and Collage Art

Pat in her Studio Making Assemblage and Collage Art