Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not such a long time ago, is it?

Barbara Brockell was the first person to bring in her completed "mad alchemist cabinet" from the recent Michael DeMeng workshop here.
I asked her about a theme and she told me about her "alchemy" inspired piece. Included in each distressed & painted niche' are special collected items such as tools from her grandfather, rocks such as fools gold, mercury switches, chemistry bottles, electrical elements and much, much more.

Interestingly enough she added a paper doll which really created a focal point, tucked lovingly inside and behind some wire.
Barbara worked "outside" the proverbial box on her piece with an added roof, created from a picture frame and the long chains of coupled wired attached to the bottom.

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