Cupie Doll and Mr. Muscles
This is so funny! And I hope the viewer thinks so too. A little plastic cup doll…a crazy pose from a body builder..silly items, silly stuff! ..assembled in an antique box.
The dimensionality of 3-D art, in Otty’s assemblages, incorporate pieces of old wood, found objects and sometimes photographs. The various themes range from a moment of humor as in the Cupie Doll piece to a rather solemn captured moment in time as in the Pennsylvania Backyard Moment. Encaustic wax is used at times to preserve the piece from light damage. Finding the elements in junk shops, abandoned jewelry drawers and along the shore makes this art form especially fun.