Secrets of rusty things : transforming found objects into art

by deMeng, Michael.

Format: Print Book ©2007.
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If you've ever wanted to learn the secrets which turn a tap handle into a mysterious woman from the sea, which transform plastic aquarium plants into subterranean roots stretching far beneath the known world and those which can make an icy cave from a bourbon box, then prepare yourself for inspiration that will have you checking your trash bin, twice.

In Secrets of Rusty Things , renowned assemblage artist Michael DeMeng guides you down the intuitive, curious and often rock-strewn path of an artist's creative process, where illusions are just as important as any other aspect to the art. You'll discover new ideas of where to look for, not only discarded objects, but new items that you may not have previously seen as having a place in a future work of art. You'll be inspired by ways to add meaningful symbolism to your artworks' stories both through the use of color and shape. And you'll see how an ancient tale can parallel the artist's plight and invoke a new piece of art.

From the pondering of each ancient myth and its connection to the modern-day artist, to the gluing together of objects, to the paint that unifies and disguises the original bits and pieces, this is an intimate view into the creative process unlike any workshop you've ever attended.

Additional Information
Subjects Handicraft.
Found objects (Art)
Publisher Cincinnati, Ohio :North Light Books,©2007.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781581809282 (pbk. : alk. paper)
158180928X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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