Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Arty House and Assembled Art...

Sheila Carpenter is inspired and delighted by many things. She draws her inspiration mostly from old/antique objects and incorporates them in many clever ways. Currently she is working on a series of dress forms, using different materials to explore texture and movement. She is always adding new techniques for her different assemblages and is a fan of attending artist's workshops. She was recently inspired by a Michael De Meng workshop, he is an assemblage artist with a flair for making magnificent altered creations that are shrine-like but look rusty and careworn. Sheila has applied this technique to her work in a fresh and different way.

I have so much fun photographing at her house/studio. Her work is very personal and she often uses photos of her family, some from many generations ago for the base of her creative endeavors.

She has an interesting home, filled with magic and artistic moments.
Sheila's home sings with light

at the beginning or the end of the day, that is when the natural light reaches deep into the rooms. This is when I like to pop by and take a few shots of whatever she has been up to, artistically.

Sometimes I can find a cool still-life on a book shelf, sideboard or an antique cabinet.

Her bookshelves are an interesting mix of curiosities, and lovely objects, as well as thought provoking reading material and of course her art is scattered throughout.

In her real life she has a big job, and I am never sure where she finds the time to be so prolific in her creative and artistic works.

She is one cool cat. Oh that sister of mine!

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