Buyfeel art inspiration No. 19. – Assemblage 01: Mary Ellen Croteau

Buyfeel art inspiration No. 19. – Assemblage 01: Mary Ellen Croteau

Today we would like to inspire you with production of Mary Ellen Croteau.  Her works are precise sample of realistic assemblage and we are ready to show You other talented artists who use similar materials.  Croteau considers herself a political artist and she uses her work to make statements and get people to think about things in a different light.

By working with recycled bottle caps, Croteau wanted viewers to acknowledge their presence and educate them on how seldom the caps are actually recycled.

How do you like it?

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", Self-portrait (assemblage) 244 x 214 cm (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

Mary Ellen Croteau (1950, Chicago, USA) – She graduated as MFA at Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts.

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", in progress; Self-portrait (assemblage) (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

Assemblage is an artistic process. In the visual arts, it consists of making three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions by putting together found objects.

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", detail in progress; Self-portrait (assemblage) (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

Mary Ellen Croteau had been working with plastic bottle caps to create columnar sculptures, but while crafting these, she became compelled to create a large self-portrait with them.

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", detail; Self-portrait (assemblage) (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", in progress; Self-portrait (assemblage) (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

author: Mary Ellen Croteau - "Close", in progress; Self-portrait (assemblage) 244 x 214 cm (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

author: Mary Ellen Croteau and her "Close" Self-portrait (assemblage) 244 x 214 cm (Mary Ellen Croteau © – all rights reserved)

More about Mary Ellen Croteau – www.maryellencroteau.net

Source:

  1. http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2011/09/mary-ellen-croteau-creates-self.html
  2. http://inhabitat.com/astounding-chuck-close-inspired-recycled-bottle-cap-portrait-by-mary-ellen-croteau/
  3. http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/03/mary-ellen-croteaus-self-portrait.html
  4. www.maryellencroteau.net

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