Brushes, Hammers, Paste and Nails
I'm the newbee. Is there anyone out there? I found this group by accident, and I'm so glad I did. First of all, I did not know there was an International Society for artists like me! SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS--sending off my membership packet TODAY.
I don't know about you, but as a mixed media / assemblage artist I sometimes feel that I'm in a group all by myself and often left out in the cold. I call it the Assemblage Blues.
When I show some people my work they look at me like I have three heads. (I tend to think I have four, the extra one being that I can see something in an inanimate object that they can't....)
Sometimes think they just don't "get my work". Thank goodness I've been lucky to particpate in the few exhibits for assemblage, and made some friends along the way----but I often think there's no where to officially belong.
I hate to say this but I feel the art world is still oversaturated with other types of art--the most classic forms like sculpture or paintings still being the norm. (Nothing against painting, my best friend paints with oils....and his work is beautiful). Honestly there has to be more belonging for collage, altered, mixed media and assemblage artists.
It's so nice to know I'm not alone anymore. I would assume most of you work either in collage or assemblage and I'm wondering if you realize this is a great resource for networking with other like minded artists.
So, with that said, has anyone else ever felt the way I do? Do your families or significant others ever "get your work?" or do they have to ask you what it is? What are you doing here? What are you up to? What's most recent on your plate? Does anyone ever chat? Where are you?
Just curious about you and I'd love to know more.