I have been attempting to wrap my head around the work of Deleuzze and Delanda, in attempts to understand better the concept of society as assemblage. I reasoned that if I understood the social constructs indicative of the assemblage that I would then comprehend the creative process as assemblage. It is now evident that I use accumulation of pictorial elements as a way to organize my memories and as somewhat of a visual diary. I draw comparisons between disparate systems of operation, and am perhaps guilty at times, within my reasoning, of oversimplifying things.
At the end of the semester this spring, I completed two installations.
Re-using the head.
Yup, squirrel on a stump.
Disconnected plumbing in the brain! That one may just need to be a painting painting. I love how blurred out the no parking sign gets when a camera flash goes off near it as well.
I'm going to post some of my other totems soon. I actually have images take already. The head installation with pipes is essentially a modern assemblage totem. I have been so into totem poles lately it is not even funny. Although to be honest some modern totem poles are pretty funny, so maybe that is an incorrect statement.