Two More Assemblages go to Sweden
A couple of weeks ago, a loyal Swedish collector, purchased a fourth assemblage, ‘A Gentleman of Note‘ which is now springing and wobbling to his heart’s content on prominent display in a Stockholm apartment.
A lifetime lover of Peter Pan and Wendy, the collector later expressed an interest in commissioning a work with a strong element featuring the ‘boy who never grew up’. Inspired by a 1985 copy of J M Barrie’s book, I set about creating a piece with a difference.
After painstakingly ‘hollowing out’ all 197 pages, lining the void with the ‘Fairy’ entry from a 1914 dictionary and fitting mirrored sides to the void I mounted a 1950s vintage musical box movement which plays when you open the book.
The inside cover is adorned with Wendy’s song and little ‘sound bites’ from the book and above the musical movement is mounted a lovely old 1910 postcard featuring our tiny characters entitled ‘Wendy Gives Peter a Kiss’.
The whole is mounted on a stand made from vintage chess pieces and painted in gold to sit neatly on a coffee table or wide shelf.
Entitled ‘A Glimpse Into Neverland’ this is my second ‘altered book’ the first being ‘Archibald Takes Up Photography’ which is now with a collector in Spain. I am now actively seeking out other suitable books to create further unique works.
If you are interested in commissioning a unique assemblage piece for yourself or as a very special gift please contact me at email@example.com or see the ‘Commissions’ information on my website.