One of my favorite artists is Joseph Cornell.
An avid collector, Cornell was fascinated by remnants of once beautiful and precious objects that he discovered during his frequent visits to bookstores and thrift shops. He methodically collected and catalogued his many purchases, and utilized them to make carefully layered and constructed boxes and collages. Cornell turned everyday throw-away items into unique, mysterious, nostalgic treasures.
Here are some examples of his creations:
Joseph Cornell has a lengthy, yet fascinating biography. To read more about him, click here and here.
If you are interested in learning more about Joseph Cornell and seeing extensive images of his creations, these are two of the best publications that I have found about him:
I am excited and honored that I have been given the opportunity to share art blog posts on lovemaegan.com. I love love love love LOVE art, and I am always eager to share my enthusiasm for art with others.
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