Deconstructing a piano is no small task

Ever since I saw my fellow assemblage artist, Greg Hanson’s blog posting about finding piano parts in the metro station during his 6-month gleaning program, I was hankering to get my hands on a piano. Recently,  my friend was innocently telling me about cleaning out her house and one of the items she had to get…

Bill Dean and Greg Hanson, assemblage artists at Gallery 6 PDX

My friend, Greg Hanson is showing his marvelous assemblage pieces at Gallery 6 in Portland, along with Bill Dean. The exhibit is there for the month of October and is called “Found Objects: Partners in Assemblage.” I love Greg’s work and if you are fortunate enough to live in the Portland area, go check out…

Bill Dean and Greg Hanson, assemblage artists at Gallery 6 PDX

My friend, Greg Hanson is showing his marvelous assemblage pieces at Gallery 6 in Portland, along with Bill Dean. The exhibit is there for the month of October and is called “Found Objects: Partners in Assemblage.” I love Greg’s work and if you are fortunate enough to live in the Portland area, go check out…

Delightful assemblages a la Greg Hanson

Portland assemblage artist, Greg Hanson introduced me to the world of assemblage. I love his delightful, whimsical sense of humor in his pieces. Here are just two of his new creations for this year. You can go here to see some of the others. While there, take time to look at some of his postings…

I want to be a Gleaner

  Going into the “Beast of the Belly” as a gleaner sounds like a new occupation just suited for me. I think becoming an ambassador as an artist to help people rethink their sending waste to the city’s dumps is a pretty awesome occupation. Where do I sign up?   Here is my latest creation…

Make Art, Not Trash

This weekend was jammed packed with traveling, volunteering and setting up apartments. Friday “Builder Bob,” and I headed to Portland for a day of shopping at Scrap where I picked up a few more goodies for my art, Collage on Alberta Street for more mica for my translucent pieces, and The Rebuilding Center to find…

Glean Project Opening Reception, Portland, OR

One of my favorite assemblage artists, Greg Hanson, will be showing over 30 pieces of his work made from treasures found during his 7-months of “gleaning” at the Portland City dump with five other artists. Each of the artists has been posting about their finds, with Greg posting 101 as of today. Check it out,…

Sage

My new assemblage box inspired by the work of Portland assemblage artist, Greg Hanson. Greg and five other artists were recently awarded grants to glean materials from Portland’s Metro Central Station (aka “the dump”) for six months. Each artist will produce 10 pieces from the materials that they find and will show collectively at Portland’s…

Road Trip-Portland Day 1

What a crazy, wonderful day we had in Portland. First, Greg Hanson suggested that we stop at Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery to see the box exhibit. Greg has three of his assemblage pieces there, with more than 20 pieces by other assemblage artists. Way cool. Fortunately, I also knew where Greg sold his work at…

‪Taking Collage to Assemblage–Greg Hanson

As a member of Gary Reef’s Loving Mixed Media, I was recently introduced to fellow member, Greg Hanson, and his wonderful assemblages that are very reminiscent of the great artist, Joseph Cornell. Greg, from Portland, OR, is a prolific artist who shares his knowledge through YouTube. I love to watch his videos as he shows…