Setting the Stage


by Tracy W. Hambley

11" x 13"

Mixed media assemblage: American flag, gold tassels from an old military medal, canon, book pages, antique postcard, and ink pen nibs as ammunition.

"The pen is always mightier than the sword, don’t you agree?

"Inspired by my love of writing and collecting, I use vintage, commonplace, and found items as narrative to explore a variety of themes. By juxtaposing these objects in my assemblages, my aim is to create whimsical visual vignettes using things we can see, to express ideas, memories, dreams and impulses we can't see. I hope to lure the viewer into a world that at first seems distantly familiar, but upon further inspection inspires them to make a personal connection based on their own memories and experiences." Tracy W. Hambley