Marnie Weber is a new fascination of mine.
She does all kinds of sculpture and puppets and costume
and performance pieces along with film, video and collages.
Some collages from her Dollhouse series:
This is a great video of Ms. Weber talking about her work, and what it feels like to create such things, and that yes, as an artist, sometimes it takes a few years before you come into your own and hit your stride. Maybe we all realize that making mistakes isn’t the worst thing in the world – especially in the fluid, magical world of creation. Watch it till the end where she talks about the "fantasy white bear" (!)
We have a little bit of the weird and the fantasy here at Paris Market - the raw materials to create cool and magical worlds perhaps tipping just slightly over the edge...
You could start with the noses...
then check out the hands...
pick out the perfect terracotta mossy mushroom,
and check out the birdies too:
And where else are you going to find a dough bowl of "assorted bones" (?) seriously.
or a crate of antlers.
Pick up a pair of boots for those weird beings you'll make.
And go nuts in our photography section - these make for awesome collages. There's all sorts of great images in the crates downstairs. They're also only about a buck to ten bucks a piece.
oh and you'll need a giant scissors for it all too: