Star Catching Machinery


by Tracy W. Hambley

16" x 18"

Mixed media assemblage: Antique wooden barrel tap, vintage star maps and astrology prints, marbles, pearls, bronze statue, corks, clock part.

What if we could tap space and bottle up all the falling stars. Just imagine the possibilities.

"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