Sunday, June 15, 2008


Wow. It's been way too long since I last posted. I'll try to fix that little problem.

Pictured above is my latest assemblage piece, titled, "Sanctuary." It's a private commission and I'm happy with the way it turned out.

I learned a few things along the way with this particular assemblage. The next one will be a little easier than this one was, I think.

I used a whole variety of bits and pieces for "Sanctuary." All pieces found at my "secret" junk location. ;) Let's see, I used a wooden box that had a half moon already carved out of the top; a little metal mold that I used for the top of the "nicho." I found a pair of metal humming birds that I put under that; two little birds from who knows what, a plastic biblical figure that I placed inside the mold, a couple of wooden branches for either side and a Mexican bingo card with a tree on it for the background.

All in all, a pretty fun piece to do.


Jessica said...

I love this piece and am proud to look at the original every day. You are a true master of "junk."

Randy Hill said...

Thanks, Jessica - glad you like it! By the way, we don't use the word "junk" around here. Just sayin. ;)

Robin said...

I found your blog via the A&S mail list. Just wanted to tell you that this piece is an inspiration to me!!
I have been killing myself over a shrine and have envisioned something 'more'... you have definitely created 'more'!!!
Thank you for this inspiration--I SO needed it!!
San Antonio, Tx

Robin said...

I am so sorry! I accidentally called you Jessica!!! Please forgive me!! It's early and I've had just 1/2 cup of coffee!!!
(blushing through the other 1/2 cup of coffee!!!)

Randy Hill said...

Ha! No problem Robin! I'm just so happy that this piece was an inspiration to you. I'd love to see what you come up with. -Randy

Contessa Kris said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work! You make me want to dig through all the broken kitchen appliances and dishes headed for the thrift store or dump! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I mentioned you on Twitter. Your work is amazing. I'll be watching for more.

Randy Hill said...

Thanks Contessa for the encouragement! Your blog is an inspiration as well. Everyone check it out:

Cory said...

Hi Randy...I only have three words for you, FAB-U-LOUS.


Randy Hill said...

Thank you so much Cory! I appreciate the feedback. I look forward to creating more nicho and shrine types of assemblage.

May Terry said...

What a wonderful piece! I'm so glad you've joined the AssemblageArtists list!

Randy Hill said...

Thank you May. I'm so glad that you enjoy this piece! I was very excited to find the Assemblage Artists list. I'm looking forward to being a part of the community.

I'm Toni said...

Found you through the A&S posts... I took Michael deMeng's classes in Hampton and struggled to produce SOMEthing worthy by the end of each day! It was worth it to spend the days with him!

Your work is fantastic - you obviously have a gift!

I'm glad I found your site.


Randy Hill said...

Thank you Toni! Michael DeMeng is a big inspiration for me. He has such an amazing talent.