Jolene Giandomenico - Mixed Media Artwork

paint, photographs, letters, other found objects in collage


Robert Rauschenberg was a master in the art of assemblage. He was mentored by John Cage who was concerned with breaking down the barrier between art and the everyday world. Rauschenberg was an action painter (quick, gestural brushstrokes) who incorporated found objects into his mixed media pieces. The subject of his pieces were ambiguous, although he included popular images such as the statue of liberty along with more random objects with the hope that the viewer would make his/her own presumptions as to the meaning of the piece. I created my piece in the style of Rauschenberg, imitating his painting habits and including found objects of my own, such as buttons, mirror shards, dried roses, typed song lyrics, B&W photo-copies, a tape measure, etc.