ABOUT ASSEMBLAGE

Assemblage was only a continuation of collage in three dimensions for me. And I tend to make big assemblages, just as I like to make big paintings, collages, linocuts.. whatever. Though i have to admit that collages are easier to transport, their weight is less heavy.

Assemblage is a form of sculpture comprised of “found” objects arranged in such a way that they create a piece. These objects can be anything organic or man-made. Scraps of wood, stones, old shoes, baked bean cans and a discarded baby buggy – or any of the other 84,000,000 items not here mentioned by name – all qualify for inclusion in an assemblage. Whatever catches the artist’s eye, and fits properly in the composition to make a unified whole, is fair game. The important thing to know about assemblage is that it is “supposed” to be three-dimensional and different from collage, which is “supposed” to be two-dimensional (though both are similarly eclectic in nature and composition). But! There’s a really fine, nearly invisible line between a bulky, multi-layered collage and an assemblage done in extremely shallow relief. In this large, grey area between assemblage and collage, the safest course is to take the artist’s word for it.