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Pollinator Shrine by ursulav Pollinator Shrine by ursulav
So I took this workshop with Michael DeMeng, who is one of the best assemblage artists working today, in my humble opinion, and came home with a Dremel in my hand and a mad light in my eyes. (Also a hangover. The workshop was in New Orleans. I think I'm in crawfish withdrawal.)

This is the first thing I'm managed to construct--"Bombus" is the Latin for the humble bumblebee genus, a group suffering serious declines, like many pollinators, so I felt the need to build a little shrine to this underappreciated bunch.

Original is 7 x 7.5, made of picture frame, wire, drawer handles, nails, screws, random bits, something that I think was a toy wagon wheel once upon a time...well, that's assemblage for you.

Original is on e-bay! [link]
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CutePigTail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Mechanical poetry :) Nice.

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LycanProductions Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is very killer work, well done :)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
That looks so cool and that's such a sweet idea.
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vampslyr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
My grandfather was a bee keeper; I have to say this is a nifty looking piece. Whoever won the auction was a lucky SOB. I really love everything about this piece, especially the overall shape and that drawer handle turned into an awning. And lets not forget that adorable bee in the center. So few people really know what they look like when they draw them. this piece makes me happy just looking at it.
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Owlor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Assemblage seems like a whole lot of fun, I got a bit of a fondness for trash, abandoned things, and old random knick-knack, and it sounds like a good excuse to collect them. I used to collect scraps for collage art, which is similar.
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Randy-Cushman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like it!!
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing and adorable!
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Kishasa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
nice^^
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Luvecerviere Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow, your foundish art is very inspiring.
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artbikekayakgirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Artist
VERY NICE! I bet Michael loved it! He must've told you about the killer bee sting on his neck....and then getting a tattoo of a bee in the exact spot. I've gone to 3 or 4 of his workshops in WI. Fun guy, isn't he?
I'm trying to figure out what the original triangular shape was before you altered it? Was the picture frame that shape to begin with? COOL PIECE!
Coolie
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