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It Started With a Drawer Full of Memories

by Lynn Caspe

There are many things about assemblage that I am drawn to.  First and foremost, I am driven to create.  I also love the challenge of making something meaningful and, in the case of my animals, representative, out of an odd assortment of junk.  


My first assemblage was a life-size replica of my dog, Mickey.  I had been collecting family travel souvenirs, my daughters’ hand-made treasures, special trinkets, broken jewelry, old belts and anything that I felt held some significance to our collective memories.  Finally, in 2006, I was eager to begin the project that I had been planning in my mind over many years. 


This past December, Mickey died, but his life-size likeness keeps his memory alive.  


I was just commissioned to make a Tang Dynasty horse replica with another family’s drawer full of memories.  To me, this is a very special challenge, and one I’ve wanted to take on since completing my own memory animal.  It makes me happy to think I am making a special object that will prominently display family memorabilia, and which might even become a treasured family heirloom!

(Daily Grind)

My studio is located at the Holliston Mill.
Lynn Caspe

Comments (1)

Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to talk about my work! Just one thing, the dog assemblage in the photograph is Bowzer, not Mickey. Thanks again, Lynn

Lynn Caspe | 2009-06-10 09:35:43