Barb Swysgood, Assemblage and Mosaic

Like many assemblage artists, I began as a lover of antiques, found objects and collector of all things interesting.  For me it was a natural leap to making art out of the things I felt compelled to collect.

What keeps me working and exploring these varied mediums, assemblage, mosaic, and collage is the diversity that each project can possess. Every unique piece has multiple layers of concepts, materials, and processes.

I think of my assemblages as storytellers.    Random bits of everyday life are relatable, but re-imagined. They challenge the viewer to thoughtfully see them in a new way as part of the whole.

Combining mosaic work with assemblage also seemed like a natural leap. Using assembled structures or introducing collections of “things” into the mix of glass and grout allows a more complex story to be told.

 

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