The Sacrament of Penance

Reading Le Figaro

Assemblage. One of a Series of Mary Cassatt themed pieces.

Photo embedded in encaustic wax. Found objects, set in antique shadowbox.

11”w x 9” h x 8” d


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.