Assemblage Sculpture Art
10 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 16 inches
Clavier, Ecolier, Navarre - a very rare 1920 French teaching keyboard for a schoolboy or girl. A child's French Revolutionary War lead toy soldier rests on the space bar and raises the flag to victory. All the balloons (Actually painted ping pong balls in the French Flag colors) fly from the letter "V" on the keyboard. The words "La Victoire" are typed in a vintage type font on the metal stand.
Artist Statement and Biography
After a career in advertising (formerly CEO of Cincinnati-based Northlich), Mark's love for great design, primitive antiques and unusual found objects all converged to form his creation of assemblages.
"Some works convey a message, some an outgrowth of a personal story, some a flight of fantasy and others are simply compositions that just look and feel right. Each one has been put through the torture test of long stares. My work aims to give very special found objects a new life and context."
A collection of Serrianne assemblages were exhibited in February, 2017 at the juried national show of the American Craft Council in Baltimore, Maryland.