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Are you an artist, arts organization or venue?
artist
What town do you live in?
Florence
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Sculpture
Artist Statement/Bio
I create assembles/sculpture/constructs from found and not so found objects from parking lots, streets, nature, flea markets and tag sales. Inspired by the approach of the surrealists my work stresses the subconscious or non-rational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects and unexpected juxtapositions. Some of my assemblages often express personal views on social, political and religious issues and other times depict dreams I may have had. Others are purely automatic – they just come together. I recycle the discarded items of our existence. To me they are treasures – objects with a soul. Nothing is “useless”. Removed from their familiar surroundings and thrown together by chance these objects take on new identities and arrive at an unintended destiny.
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http://www.farleyboxart.com

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At 9:59am on April 7, 2010, Sue K. McFarland said…
I will only be your friend if you share that nice present from Waltham liquors with me!
At 11:45am on April 29, 2009, Northampton Arts Council said…
The Northampton Arts Council has a brand new website!: www.northamptonartscouncil.org

The Northampton Arts Council will be hosting a community
meeting to discuss the upcoming ArtsEZ grant cycle on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 6pm to 8pm at APE at Window, 126 Main Street, Northampton.

At this event, we will showcase the exciting work of three outstanding past grant recipients; Angela Zammarelli, Stephen St. Francis Decky, and Peter Blanchette. In addition to presenting the ArtsEZ grant process, Gordie Thorne and Lisa Thompson of APE at Window will speak about the Round House and Artist Trust developments, Julia Handschuh of Commonwealth Center for Change will present the new Valley Art Share website and we'll have an open discussion about arts in Northampton.

Guidelines and applications for the ArtsEZ grant round are available at our website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org
 
 
 

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