Monday, July 6, 2009

Rocket Baby at Liberty Town

Meet Rocket Baby. He's my newest assemblage piece. He was made for the Discarded Potential Show at LibertyTown here in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (

The show requirements were that the pieces submitted had to be primarily made from discarded materials. Rocket Baby's car is almost entirely made from cast-off items. The only new elements used were epoxy clay to bind some of the heavier elements together, and acrylic paint to blend the transitions. Even the wire that binds many of the parts together is made from a discarded craft kit. Of course, Rocket Baby himself had been discarded as well.

Some of the items used in Rocket Baby's car are: a typewriter hood, clock gears, broken model car parts, four vintage pencil sharpeners, metal game pieces and a hair curler.

I was thrilled when I got to LibertyTown's opening the other night to discover that Rocket Baby had won first place at the show!


Terry Pitzel said...


Elizabeth said...

This piece is just Brilliant!! It certainly deserves first Prize and I think that there should have apicture of it in the paper, instead of three photos of piecees by the same artist!!! GRRRR!!!
Sigh! What can you do?????
Youare really on a roll with these pieces!!! I love your other show piece as well!!
We must make plans to get together
for lunch sometime soon!!