Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I've been working on my "assemblage" art collage again. Usually when an assemblage artist frames something in a box it's referred to as the "shrine" form factor. I'm not a big fan of that word. It sounds so dedicated like a tattoo. I don't want any tattoo forever, and I don't want to make a shrine. Doesn't that sound permanent? Not to mention queerly LA California goth.

So, I figured, if I stick a clock in the middle of my "assemblage" art box it makes it a clock, which... satisfies my creative intentions in two ways. First of all, it's not G__ D___ shrine. Second, it's a clock, so it's actually useful. I mean, a clock, who DOESN'T need another clock? This isn't a piece of art junk, it's a functional useful tool which will let the owner know precisely WHEN they are (assuming it's set correctly.. and mumble mumble mox nix)

Mind you this is no ordinary assemblage clocksterpiece. It is made entirely of things I've found laying around beach parks in Hawaii. Well, so, to be honest, the Hula girl was whittled from wood WHICH I found on the beach. Also the cloth liner on the interior of the box was made from an Aloha shirt which I accidentally ripped on the beach (trying to hastily put it on after a swim w/o unbuttoning it first). Other than that.. this is genuine saline encrusted 100% aloha hakuna mutata beach relic. Wow!

I'm far from done with this thing, I thought I'd shoot a few pieces of it for you so you could see it, and then put a sketch in (below) so you can get an idea where I'm going. It's more of guidelines really, not a roadmap per se.

Furthermore (or is it in conclusion).. or perhaps as an epilogue note. I used to be an embedded hardware developer. My garage is full of old failing electronic parts. I may not be able to resist the urge to put in some actuators or lights etcetera to make the lass jiggle on the hour or something. Hopefully, I'll just be smart about it, keep it an art project and jam the clock in. ... Hopefully.

1 comment:

  1. Like it! Gives me some ideas since I have some good junk lying around my garage that could be put to good use with some imagination. Then when my wife says "when are you going to get rid of this junk?", instead of saying "but it's good junk and you never know when you are going to need this stuff", I will now have a different lame reason to justify keeping my good junk. I can say that I am going to create "art de objects". Not that it matters. Just sayin'.