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the Camelo pardalis assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Carmelo pardalis assemblage is a mixed media sculpture using a miniature fauteuil( chair) and a plastic toy giraffe. Both objects have been totally refinished using gold leaf and iridescent glazes. The assemblage is housed in a glass dome. It is about 9 inches high. Jewelry for your table! Giraffes are wild, and exotic animals. The giraffe connotes sexuality, uniqueness, …

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the Osiris Assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Osiris assemblage is the result of a life long fascination with ancient Egypt. It is composed of a porcelain crouching figure sitting on a miniature reproduction of Tutankhamun’s( 1341-1323 BC) golden throne( the original discovered by Howard Carter in 1922). It sits on a bed of golden sand strewn with the bits and pieces of Egyptian scarabs and a …

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the Supplicant assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Supplicant assemblage is mixed media consisting of a quartz crystal point fused with a gilded ( lower part)figurine. Silver Chinese flowers sprout from between his legs. The construction rests on a large eglomisé silver leafed glass cabochon. Everything is encased in a glass dome. The overall height is around 10 inches. Jewelry for your table! A Supplicant is a …

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the Aphrodite Assemblage

In All, Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Aphrodite assemblage is a mixed media homage to the ancient world. We forget that the pagan world was one filled with cruelty, debauchery and superstition as well as sublime art, architecture and literature. Aphrodite, or Venus, was the goddess of love and fertility. She was also goddess of seafarers and war( Trojan War, for instance). Contradictions are built into …

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the Doge Assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Doge assemblage is an example of how one thing spurs inspiration. I bought a miniature chair off the internet and when it arrived I flipped over how it looked like one of those over-the-top Venetian baroque/rococo gilded thrones. Putti rampant, indeed! After giving the chair a more weathered finish I paired it with an old toy from years ago. …

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the Hephaesteon Assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Hephaestion assemblage is a mixed media tribute to Alexander the Great's most important lover and friend. It is composed of a quartz crystal tower surmounted by a silvered ball and a gilded figure of a Greek warrior. The base is surrounded by bones evoking the terrible carnage of conquest( no matter how glamorous the leading general)and the extravagant funeral ...
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the Spring Equinox Assemblage

In All, Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Spring Equinox assemblage is a fanciful depiction of an equal split between light and dark that happens to the earth between spring and summer. Made from a split toy ostrich( gold and silver), cast resin jewels and two hunks of resin crystals colored cognac and clear, this mixed media object is a metaphor for one of the earth's timeless ...
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the Bhramani Assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Bhramani assemblage is a small world where the wasp is king. A combination of a gilded wasp model, a miniature chair and an Coturnix egg, this assemblage refers to death, power and rebirth. On a lighter note, its an odd, almost comic take on the pomposity of symbols of any kind. An inspiration for this comes from the illustrations …

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Through the Looking Glass

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

The Through the Looking Glass assemblage is a riff on the stories of Lewis Carroll( 1832-1898), specially Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll wrote about a fantastical world seen through the eyes of Alice. Children, adults and the artists of the Surrealistic movement(!) found joy and inspiration in his work. My assemblage is composed of a miniature mirror with the back …