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Charity Rae Mixed Media/ Assemblage


The Three Brothers
  • The Three Brothers
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 2" x 8" x 1"
  • mixed media/assemblage
  • These sculptural assemblage pieces are made from found objects and recycled materials. I am extending a traditional box design with components that dangle. Although created from rough and scrappy materials, the sculptures are delicate. Materials: cardboard, thai unryu paper, found metal, wire, armadillo shell, starfish, found photograph.

The Tale of the Middle Brother
  • The Tale of the Middle Brother
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 2" x 10" x 1"
  • The faces that peek out from small openings or are hidden in the shadows are essential to these pieces. The relative association of these figures with the elements surrounding them creates the narrative. Materials: cardboard, thai unryu paper, found metal and wood, wire, found photograph

Untitled
  • Untitled
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 4" x 14" x 2"
  • The objects that I incorporate into these pieces have been collected over years and from various locations. Many of the objects are used not only as design elements but also as symbolic references. Materials: wood, miniature metal birdcage, glass, found metal, nails, sand, collaged images of figure and sky

Untitled-detail
  • Untitled-detail
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 4" x 14" x 2"
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Promise
  • Promise
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 6" x 10" x 3"
  • In this piece, I am using a traditional box shape made from cardboard and torn paper. The modeling of the cardboard gives soft, imperfect edges to the form, while the layering of paper and varnish creates surfaces that appear to be encased in leather or cloth. Inside these boxes are recesses housing a single object (see detail). Materials: cardboard, thai unryu paper, personal letters, human hair, glass jar, forget-me-not seeds, patinated ring

Promise-details
  • Promise-details
  • 3-D Mixed Media | 6" x 10" x 3"
  • In the boxes are familiar items: a lock of hair, a tiny jar of seeds, a tarnished ring. The manner in which they are displayed, isolated and behind glass, creates a different relationship with these everyday objects.