Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reassessment

Recently I came across this mini assemblage I’d done in an Altoids tin a few years ago. When I haven’t looked at a piece for a while, I usually react in one of two ways: “Yes, I still like it,” or “If I had it to do over again, I’d change X or Y.”
With this assemblage, I experienced both feelings simultaneously. What bugs me about it is that the arm should be coming from the right, not the left hand side. However, since a piece of art also has a memory, I remember that I only had one doll’s arm at the time, so I had a choice: either wait until I found one that worked or just finish it, which is exactly what I chose to do.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it the way it is! The head is so cool!!
Mary A.

me again said...

We are always so critical of our own work and see minute details that we perceive as flaws. Details that are either not noticed by anyone else or, if they are, they are not seen as "mistakes". I do it with my photos a lot, especially those that I've photoshopped. I think your assemblage looks wonderful!
--Lennie

A bird in the hand said...

We do what we can with what we have! It still looks fine though.

Sandy Michelle said...

I love tin art and yours is perfect! I am like you in that I look at my old pieces and think of what I could change. Thanks for your words of encouragement today Susan! It always means so much to me:)

Sandy XOX

Dale said...

I just love the way this looks here. The textural look of the lid, and the hand inside, are just fabulous. What a wonderful find!