Artists

Sloane Dawson

Sloane Dawson

Seatscape

2016

Found building material, seat, brush 

29.5” x 31”x 4”

Sold

Sloane Dawson

Time is Running Out

2016

Industrial mould, wall clock, action figure, custom made hanging box

29” x 19.5” x 3.25”

$900

Sloane Dawson

Polly Wants Green Eggs and…..

2010

Wood drawer, found wood cut-outs, nesting material

25” x 20”x 8”

$500

Sloane Dawson

Breaking Free

2014

Wood and glass display case, hand sewn muslin doll, carved wooden object

16.5” x 11.5”x 6.5”

Sold

Sloane Dawson

Cold Water Flat

2016

Found wood folk art box, appointed with appropriate objects, photograph

14.5” x 18.5”x 11.5”

$500

Sloane Dawson

Attic Floor

2017

Found object assemblage

4.75” x 9.5”x 1”

Sold

Sloane Dawson

The Dandy

2017

Wood drawer, metal hardware, wood bird

16.5” x 10.5”x 7”

$400

Sloane Dawson

Social Climber

2016

Industrial mould, metal tools, action figure, custom made hanging box

26”x 21”x 5"

$900

Artist’s Statement

 

“My work is more than a random assortment of material, it is a studied chronicle of objects that give form and design to the flotsam and jetsam of my life.

Although my works deny rationale, I invite the viewer to participate in the imaginative life of my assemblages, and to rejoice with me in the spirit of creativity.

In my teens I decided not to come to the end of my life and discover that I hadn’t lived it, so I set about packing it in with an emphasis on adventure travel.  

Some of the highlights are:  working as a student tour guide in Europe for 10 years, with extensive bike travel.  Traversing the lengths of both the Volga River and the Amazon river by small boat.  A dog sled expedition in the Arctic.  Learning to fly a Helicopter, and co-piloting a chopper across America:  not your average taxi ride!

At age 85 I feel I’ve done a pretty good job of it, but make no mistake:  my knapsack is packed and sitting by the door!”

- Sloan Dawson

 

 

 

 

Biography

 

Sloane Dawson works with found objects, creating assemblages which both deny rationale and serve as a studied chronicle of objects which give form to the flotsam and jetsam of the artist’s self described life of adventure and travel.

Her work is dictated by the objects she finds, and expresses both the whit and wisdom which come from her long career in art and her expeditions around the world.  Dawson still keeps her knapsack packed and sitting by the door, ready at once for the next adventure.

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