‘Assemblages’ is part of a larger body of work resulting from the ongoing collaboration between artists Ann Goddard, Jae Maries and Shuna Rendel. The collaboration entails responding to each other’s work.
For this piece, Ann researched Jae’s process, observing the way in which she combines layers of fabric, stitch, and recycled scraps, obscuring or erasing their original characteristics with paint and gestural paint marks. This informed Ann's decision to recycle mixed media scraps from her own studio, wrapping disparate layers together to partially hide or obscure what lies beneath. The words obscure and erase influenced both the surface treatment of each of the scraps, and the construction of the small, collaged, assemblages.
Materials: Recycled mixed media scraps, threads, wire
Techniques: Collecting, gestural painting, layering, wrapping