Assemblage: method & materials
Dr. John asked: Is there anything you can't use as an artistic medium?
I don't know as I haven't tried them all yet, but I am working on it ;) I would like to paint a junction box in Yellow Springs, but I need to research how to prepare the surface and get permission.
Here is a work I did a few years ago using goat skin stitched onto a box I constructed from spare lumber, a wasps nest (the guys at the local pest control found my request rather amusing), thorned twigs. The skin had to be soaked and stretched wet over the box and stitched before it dried. I was addressing the issue of skinheads who are described by SPL as the "shock troops" for the white supremacist movement.