Barbara Baker McIntyre

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Assemblage


I am a mixed media artist and work in the Found Object genre of Assemblage.  I re-purpose and recycle the detritus that has been relegated to the bottom of the junk drawer, closet or attic. I use everyday objects that are referred to as found objects, but more correctly they are selected, sourced and collected. I prefer vintage items with their history and patina. I enjoy rummaging through boxes of miscellaneous knickknacks that I purchase by lots from wholesalers, and from estates like a box of costume jewelry or broken bits of porcelain. Also, I love using found objects really anything that speaks to me. Items originally used for one purpose will be repurposed in a new way. I see these items as elements from which wondrous constructions are possible.