Friday, April 16, 2010

windswept and tattered




torn and tattered, vintage and recycled, bits of nature,
new made to appear old...elements brought together to create
this wildly layered heart mounted on
a well worn vintage cabinet card.


textiles and vintage haberdashery...menswear fabric,
silk ribbon, hand dyed laces, recycled tea bags,
silk fragments from a Victorian blouse,
tulle, hand sewn glass beads.


curly grapevine and a piece of slate from my roof...
vintage key with fresh water pearls and hematite


rusty found metal and salvaged clock remnants.
now available on Etsy.

18 comments:

Debby said...

AWESOME!!! Love these goodies.
debby

Diane said...

love, love, love it!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Divine! Art with heart. I love your work and respect what you're doing so much x

Dorthe said...

My goodness Lisa, this is fantastic, looks so organic,as if it was alive, what a special and beautifull piece.I love the nest, and all the rusty,and strange parts you used, it is a heart full of love ,and all things beautifull on earth.
Hugs,Dorthe

Diane said...

This is just the best!! This is an "Assemblage Extraordinaire"!

Diane

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Another astounding piece Lisa! It certainly looks windswept. Makes me want to get my heat gun out and play......

NuminosityBeads said...

This really is something. The randomness and wear and with composition that pulls it all together.
Fascinating!

Kim

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I can't even begin to describe how utterly wonderful this is!! I love it! The text is perfect and your talent blows me away! Way to go Lisa!

Debrina said...

Hello Lisa! What a lovely comment you left on my blog! You know, you have really inspired me to explore the rusty metal things and fabric off cuts that make up your work, so I have you to thank for making my exploration on the primitive side a fun one!
I just love how your Etsy shop is filling up with all this gorgeous eye-candy too. You have a lot of clever ideas and your art is so detailed and beautifuly crafted...I droll every time I visit.
One day, I am going to BUY one of those eye-candy pieces (just as soon as Andy gets a blinken job!)

ger said...

A crazy heart (but very sturdy looking - it will be still crazy in a long time...)... wonderful

ArtPropelled said...

Drooling over this luscious piece. Wow!

Seth said...

This is incredible Lisa. And it must be even more spectacular in person. So many layers and so many details to see!!!

Createology said...

What an amazing collage of super interesting artifacts. This really draws me in. Happy creating...

Studio Sylvia said...

Lisa the many textures come together well and for me are an analogy of life - soft, hard, dented, battered and restructured - our hearts deal with much, our lives experience a roller coaster of emotions. Terrific.

Burlap Luxe said...

You have the best junk!!
I love to create art with what I may find or collect.

I would be enamored with your nest of rusty, worn, salvage treasured pieces from your pile or inspiring pieces.

~Dore~

layers said...

hello. I have been away from home for awhile and am slowly getting back into the groove..I have come here for my TEXTURE FIX-- there is so much of it and I LOVE it.

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

you must teach me the secrests of layering...

Diane said...

This is so gorgeous...so evocative and rich. You have a gift for making the past live and speak again. Thank you for sharing and ispiring!

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