Old World Saint started with a plaster God's head from the island of Cyprus, a metal cross, a piece of painted wood salvaged from a debris pile in Bay St Louis, a kitchen cabinet door and a photograph I snapped of an ancient tile wall in Istanbul. SOLD
I Thought of God was fashioned from a fragment of a piece of yard art which I dug out of a debris pilenext to an antique store, two pieces of scrap plywood, a Mexican window guard, a fork, a letter opener, and fragments from an old light fixture. The title is from an entry in the Horn Island logs of Walter Anderson. 39" x 39" SOLD
6 and 7/8 This abstract piece was created from a hat form (I think!), handmade paper, part of a wood box, and a cupboard door. 14" x 17"
Vessel II This piece was made from a cupboard door, handmade paper, and a wall vessel which I purchased from a craft store which flooded in Katrina. 13" x 28"
Three Paths This piece was created from a cupboard door, handmade paper, a salvaged wood column, and three Asian carved pieces of bone. I purchased these in the San Francisco area, and recovered 7 of the original 8 pieces to the set. 11" x 30"
The Human Condition Most of us have probably experienced the situation this piece references. I know that there have been many times when I feel as though i have been beating my head against a wll to get something accomplished within a deadline. The elements of this piece include a headless acrylic human form, a clock, an auger, scrap wood, a wood boix and drawer from a desk. 10" x 25"
Measure of Man II is composed from a wood factory mold, several fragments of picture molding, a painted wood manikin, and a fragment of fine furniture.14" x 24"
All Shook Up was a really fun piece to create. I painted a cupboard door, and began arranging the fragments of musical instruments and the remains of a broken table on its surface. The title refers, of course, to the song made popular by Elvis. 20" x 36" SOLD
Covering the Bases weas made from two handmade voodoo dolls, a paper mache form covered with joss papers, a piece of cheap furniture, two rusty joining plates and a piece of rusty shelving. 37" x 22"
Cigar Box Shard 4
Cigar Box Shard 3
Sacred Heart II was created from part of a tabletop, a painted ceiling tin, part of a plant stand, a clock case and a Mexican tin sacred heart. 38" x 22"
Buddha in a Cave was made from a carved stone Buddha, two picture frames, a platter with Chinese characters, a piece of plywood and fragments of an Asian screen. 19" x 20"
Buddhist Time was made from a plaster Buddha with the top missing, a palm leaf, a wood box, a horn, knife scabbard, a clock, and a fragment of picture molding. 19" x 37"
Butterfly Angel is one of a series of angels and saints within the Katrina Collection. I have repeatedly used angels as metaphor for the volunteers who have come by the thousands to help us rebuild our lives. This particular piece is especially meaningful to me as the wood "body" of the angel is a slat from a small flower barrel given to me by a friend. Katrina unassembled the barrel, and the pieces ended up in my studio. The angel's head was created from polymer clay, and taken from a mold I made of a plaster god's head I picked up in Cyprus.The wings and the doorplate are of metal, and retrieved from a debris pile on the coast. SOLD
Cross and Grid was created from a Mexican window guard, a piece of scrap plywood, a rusted piece of metal and a ceramic cross. 20" x 28" SOLD
Bread and Roses was created from a polymer clay head, a painted piece of wood and another scrap of wood, a slat to a wood barrel, two metal long stemmed roses, a fragment of a stained glass lampshade, and a battered charger. 12" x 17" SOLD
Boogey Board Buddha was created from a boogie board that I plucked from a pile of debris on the beach in Waveland, a picture frame from another debris pile, and a Buddha head that I painted. Religious figures from all traditions hold a fascination for me and the Buddha is one of my favorites. SOLD
"Northeast Quadra nt" from The Katrina Collection The Katrina Collection is a series of mixed media assemblages which incorpor...
Angel of the Seventh Step is a reference to Frank McCourt's wonderful book Angela's Ashes. This plaster angel is mounted on a piec...
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Lori K. Gordon