3D AP Themed Assemblage Sculpture 1. Research “assemblage sculpture” on the internet. Look up the following artists and what other artists have chosen for themes and how they symbolized their themes with found materials. Assemblage: An assemblage is a category of sculpture constructed ("assembled") from found or scavenged objects and man-made materials. The term was first used in 1953 by the French artist and writer Jean Dubuffet to describe his butterfly “assemblage”. The boxes of Joseph Cornell and Combines of Robert Rauschenberg, and Louise Nevelson’s sculptures are examples of assemblage. Assemblage differs from collage in (theoretically) being a three-dimensional artwork, whereas collage is two dimensional, though the boundary between the two can be blurred. 2. Decide what kind of theme you would like to use in your assemblage sculpture Just some ideas CULTURES Poland Germany American Folk Cuna Indians, San Blas Islands Islamic Oriental Egyptian French Victorian Colonial Hispanic Greek Mythology Roman African/American Native American Definitions of culture a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization" the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group acculturation: all the knowledge and values shared by a society Some other themes in art – to jumpstart your imagination Adoration Music Children Mythology Circus Narrative or historic occasions Cityscape Portraiture Earth, air, fire, water Processions Farming/harvest festivals Religion Gardens Seascape Grief Storytelling History Theater Hunting War Landscape Family Love 3. Look for symbolic meanings in the theme chosen and symbols used. List symbols Now combine your ideas of your chosen theme into an assemblage sculpture. Select items. Look in garage, attic, drawers, thrift stores, junk stores, garage sales, Re-cycle bin, sewing box, magazines, dollar store (only as a last resort). Ask family, friends, neighbors, etc. for memorabilia.