Mixed-Media Assemblages > A Circumstance of Living

Collage: Found Objects, Paint, Metal and Glass on Wood.

This glow-in-the-dark piece is on a 9 x 4" and 3/4" deep substrate, but it hangs down 15". Made from wood, found rusty metal, a glass doll eye, HO train figure and model turf, pieces from an old tin toy, other glass, a tarnished button, copper wire, screws, acrylic paint, and Pearl Ex pigments. The chains on the sides are all adjustable and the one in the center can hang outward, or hook on to the metal bit underneath and rest against the wall. The metal dial turns around. It hangs from copper wire that is secured in the back.

I created the little diorama inside the cage using an HO scale figure and greenery. An apple hangs in the tree and one has dropped to the woman's feet.

Keywords: plaque, rust, stars, wall hanging, glow-in-the-dark, mixed-media, steampunk, copper, cosmic, diorama, 3-D, assemblage