My work goes by several names. It is usually called assemblage, which is the name I prefer, but it is also called shadow boxes, up-cycling, or mixed media. In my head I just call it projects.
I am sometimes asked where I get my ideas. I don't know. They just pop up. Often just before I fall asleep at night.
The piece here was called "Portrait of the Artist." It depicts the artist's head in a nest, hatching ideas representing by the little heads rising up. There are also little faces looking through the eye sockets, but they are hard to see in the photograph. The screwdriver represents the actual craft work that goes into creating a project, and the paint brush the "art" or creative idea involved in the piece.
Check out the other pages on the site to see more projects.