n. pl. detritus
1. Loose fragments or grains that have been worn away from rock.
2.a. Disintegrated or eroded matter: the detritus of past civilizations.
b. Accumulated material; debris:
I love this term, detritus, and keep thinking of it as I go through all the accumulated junk I have. I hope to do a series of pieces with this in mind. This first one is about stuff that we throw away regularly. It contains a couple of computer boards, an old cd, bottle cap, can lid, car door handle, styrene foam and plastic packaging from something.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This girl started after I was looking at some pictures on line of Dada Dolls. I used a tiny chocolate tin and an old doll. Her top is a plastic bag melted with a heat gun right on to her body (ouch! she said) the bottom is a recycled tea bag.
This started out with the drink mixer thing in the center and was going to be a doll. I was never satisfied with the way he looked. I had the book that had been glued shut. textured and had buttons glued on. I decided to combine the two projects and thus created Book People.
This is yet another RD condensed book. It is closed and glued together. I hollowed out a large space in the middle. In it is a little Japanese box, a discarded watch that someone sent me (it was still ticking the last time I looked) and some metal found objects.
A friend gave me some old jewelery and buttons that she wanted to discard. In the box was this wonderful giraffe. I decided to honor him with a shadow box that housed an old spice men's gift in a former life. Old encyclopedia pages covered the back and I added some occotillo skeletons to the jewelry from the box.
I started with a Readers Digest Condensed book opened flat to the middle, Then I folded pages in the center and glued and pressed them down. I painted with azo gold and some interference blue. Then I added some metal goodies that were lying around the studio.