Exhausted – my new assemblage

My 3D artwork often includes old and discarded found objects, and I have a longstanding love affair with rocks. So, I was particularly pleased when I could combine the two leitmotifs in my assemblage, “Exhausted”.

A rusty tailpipe that I found by the side of the road years ago reminded me of our precious breathing apparatus. A rust-coloured, cleaved rock seemed to mirror a damaged lung, and so, they came together in this timely 24×18″ assemblage.

You can see more of my assemblages here.

To see more of my photos & art, check out my website www.lindajoyceott.com & my YouTube channel

For prints & merchandise, visit my Pixels website https://linda-joyce-ott.pixels.com/

My Optimism of Color Blog

Every Tuesday and Friday, I’m posting a photo or piece of art that I’ve created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after surviving five cardiac arrests in 2011.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.
All photos © Linda Joyce Ott 2021

Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com.

4 comments on “Exhausted – my new assemblage”

  1. I wonder if a smoker’s lungs would be like that!

  2. Hi Linda, I am an art quilter who has begun trying out assemblage. I like your work. I have started using small boxes and found objects. A beginner’s question- Where does your process begin?Warest regards, Ann

    • Hi Ann:

      Having seen your awesome quilts online, I think you would enjoy making assemblages. My process begins with choosing a box or other support that intrigues me and then searching through my vast array of stuff – collections, bits ’n’ bobs, found objects, photos, fabric etc. – until something strikes a chord. Then it’s a process of playing around with different possibilities and seeing what develops. Take care, stay safe, Linda


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