Thanks for the nice reception you game to my vintage dog assemblage piece last week. I created it quite a while ago when I was teaching classes on assemblage. The one I featured last week, I call Vintage Dog:
He was inspired by my childhood dog, a border collie named Happy, and his embellishments are all about nostalgia for a happy childhood.
This dog, Lucky, channels the 1910's era; I feel like he could be one of those dogs that you see in pictures playing poker and smoking cigarettes.
The cats were created to feature different ways to use texture mediums in assemblage and also to incorporate the ideas of the mysterious:
They were all very fun to make. The base were these manikins from Dick Blick. Tim Holtz has done some altered birds which are a little similar, but I couldn't find them easily on his site - anyone have a link? I don't see myself teaching the animal assemblage classes again, but I do have a class outlined that uses a human manikin as the base. Have you ever done a similar altered project or assemblage? The animals are curious . . .