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Etsy Love …. assemblage

Isn’t this a gorgeous piece by Captain Cat on Etsy. I just love found pieces reclaimed and assembled as a piece of art.

One of my favourite artists is Rosalie Gascoigne. Inspiring on so many levels.
Firstly, her first solo exhibition was at age 57. Yep. Fifty seven. There is NO excuse to think you’ve ever left anything too late to try.
Next, her work. Oh how much I love her work. Her beautiful assemblages and transformations of found materials, her response to the sunbleached, windswept, weathered and barren Monaro plains outside Canberra. I lived in Canberra for quite a few years and am very familiar with those plains. Lovely rusted farm machinery, battered signs and packing crates, beautifully greyed and aged fence posts and corrugated iron – lots of massing materials and repetition. She says “I like things crammed up thick, like a pomegrante’s seeds” (from exhibition book ‘Rosalie Gascoigne’ by Kelly Gellatly for NGV, 2008)

Rosalie Gascoigne
Top of the Morning, 1994
formboard, masonite, retro-reflective roadsign on craftboard
4 panels: 53 x 130cm (overall size)

Rosalie Gascoigne

Southerly Buster, 1995

retro-reflective roadsign on craftboard
117 × 115cm
Rosalie Gascoigne

Untitled (two linoleum tesserae), 1994-95

linoleum on plywood
2 panels: 23 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm, overall dimensions 23 x 35 x 1.5 cm

June 17, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Frankie and Ray - Oh, how lovely is that lino work? All those beautiful colours and patterns all mashed up together. Perfect!

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