Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mary Engel Mixed Media Sculpture

I thought I had a lot of tchochke's to manage in my studio...but it just doesn't compare to artist, Mary Engel's treasure trove-and look how tidy!! I'm especially fond of Mary's hand built mixed media  sculptures that mix ceramics and found ceramic figures and findings. Sometimes it seems the simplest  and most literally expressed ideas are the ones that work like magic...e.g. watch dog, bird dog.  And wasn't it Shakespeare who wrote, brevity is the soul of wit...  I suppose he would know! xo
 
Ceramic and found objects 12 x 25 x 10 in.

 
Mixed Media 19 x 17 x 20 in.

Mixed Media 17 x 24 x 18 in.

 
Mixed Media 24 x 11 x 9 in.

Mixed Media 32 x 43 x 12 in.

Mixed Media 22 x 34 x 18 in.

Mary Engel's Studio corner and muse

Mary with her muses, Mingo and Bonnie.
 
 Detail of Mary's Treasures.
Visit Mary Engel's Web Site for more!

7 comments:

Terri Smith said...

WoW! What a stunning post! Love my visits here!

Blessings, Joy and Thursday Sunshine, Terri

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Well SHE is a collector!
It would be a dream to visit that studio and have a look in those boxes!
Love her art and would love to se it IRL!
XX
Becky

Jenni said...

Oh my, brilliant!
Thanks for your constant gathering & sharing.

Gretchen C. said...

Wow! I went back to her site 3 times today I was so amazed! Her work is so colorful and whimsical. I especially love the Watch Dog & Joan. I'm inspired to use all my bits & pieces. Thanks for sharing!

fabienne said...

Quel beau travail ! je suis fan !
un juste milieu entre le vintage et le contemporain. merci de nous faire partager cette trouvaille.

misako mimoko said...

Amazing!! love this artist!

peggy gatto said...

you have me as a new follower!
amazing creativity here!!!
thank you!