Emerging out of the avant-garde art movement at the turn of the 20th century, the technique of artistic collage has two founding fathers: Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Many claim that the first-ever artistic collage was “Still life BACH”, created by Georges Braque in 1912.

Later, Louise Nevelson was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. These structures are generally called assemblages, but they are in fact a type of collage.

This project will be an Assemblage in a box. The primary materials are cardboard, hot glue and randomly found items that represent yourself (the theme of the box). The size of the box we will use is 11x 8 3/4 x 2.

The boxes come unassembled as you see them in these photos. One side is white and the other is brown.

This is an assembled box. At the end of the project we will cut off the lid and make a stand for the back of the box.

This is the assemblage that I made. Each piece in the box represents me in some way. I drive a truck (usually an old truck). I love music (bottle cap) and I sing. I was once a LaVega Pirate (Pirate). I play lots of games (chess piece). Halloween was my favorite holiday as a kid (green pumpkin), I am a Vernon Lion (I graduated from Vernon in 1989). I collect toys (two soldiers). My friends in Waco used to call me the Ninja (white Ninja). I am a Baylor Bear (bear), My wife loves the beach and her name is Bobby Jo (Big B, shell and heart). I am an artist and an accountant (triangles), I love to solve things and I am always thinking (puzzle pieces). The one thing I regret about this Assemblage is that I did not do the background first! Which I highly recommend! 

At the end of this project you will write an Essay explaining what the project means to you.

All pieces were either pushed through the paper of the box or glued down using a hot glue gun.

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