Barbara McIntyre

I am a mixed media construction artist and work in the Found Object genre of Assemblage. I re-purpose and recycle the detritus that has been relegated to the bottom of the junk drawer, closet or attic. I use everyday objects that are referred to as found objects, but more correctly they are selected, sourced and collected. I prefer vintage items with their history and patina. I enjoy rummaging through boxes of miscellaneous knickknacks that I purchase by lots from wholesalers, and from estates like a box of costume jewelry or broken bits of porcelain. I love using objects that have lived a life, anything that speaks to me, I enjoy the sculptural and engineering aspect of composition with tactile parts . Items originally used for one purpose will be re-purposed in a new way. I see these items as elements from which wondrous constructions are possible.