Sunday, September 8, 2013

Assemblage - "Avian le bois"

This summer I participated in the New Life Art Project. This project is a mechanism for funding music lessons for underprivileged kids. Artists are asked to convert old musical instruments and their parts into art, and then donate them for an auction fundraiser.  I chose to create a bird assemblage from a violin body and other second hand objects. I call my piece "Avian le bois", which  is a twist on the violin term "Avee le bois", meaning "With the Wood" (source - .  Here are photos of my finished assemblage.

The postcard front and back for the New Life Art Project are shown below.  The art items are on display at the Showcase Gallery in Costa Mesa. The auction will be held October 12th. I hope you have a chance to go to the gallery to see the display and even attend the auction. Maybe you'll find something there you just have to have!


  1. This is a magnificent work, Eileen. Love it!!

  2. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Thank you for participating in the New Life Arts Project and donating this Wonderful piece of assemblage artistry!!!! You have a new niche! deborah:)

  3. Thank you for the nice comments! You make my day!