Hmmm...Wind and Tide

Hmmm...Wind and Tide


Hmmm.....Wind and Tide

Posting things that I love

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I've been working on these assemblages the past few weeks and are still works in progress.
The materials used are things I've found the past few years, they include moss, wood, chandelier parts, glass, photographs, plexi glass, salt and pepper shakers paper, beads, metal, clock parts. A lot of grief trying to bring the disparate objects together and connect single adhesive can be used for everything! I utlized wood screws, metal bolts,wood glue, and glue of epoxy.

This assemblage utilizes 18 seperate objects to get to this stage of construction. I had to reassemble the clock body and repaint it, it was basically in pieces when I bought at the swap meet for $5.00. The rectangular display case was also a swap meet find and dissasembled, I rebuilt it, painted it and added gold leaf. I then secured the clock body and display case together with wood screws and added the brass chandaleir arms with the plexi glass boxes. The metal apertures at each end are tin lids and camera lenses with small collages inside each.  Again, bringing together different materials like metal and plexi glass and expecting them to adhere together with one kind of adhesive does not work. I had to use wood screws, bolts, glue of epoxy and nails to bring all this together. This is still a work in progress. 

This assemblage is constructed with wood, glass, wood plugs that I've gold leafed, plexiglass boxes with collages inside each one, salt and pepper shakers and one of the three wise monkeys made of balsa wood, black letters of plastic that follow the gold leafed plugs on the exterior.  Another work in progress.


  1. Wow! some of your best work Tom, love the little birds nest and eggs in a cage!

  2. Thanks adam! Im into transformation, hybrid, recycling mundane things and creating a different perspective.



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