Inventory View of Vintage items used in construction .
The design that of a speeding vehicle striking bowling pins in its wake. An antique homemade child's toy constructed from metal door knobs as wheels and a WW1 dummy bomb serves as the hood ornament.
A centuries' old European bronze hand illustrates the age-old monetary struggle of man.
Mixed media found object Art. A lifelong fascination with objects developed in early childhood led later to incorporation into much of the artist's mature body of works . Interesting natural things such as bird nests , sticks, and decaying matter as well as antiques, fragments and doll heads and parts all were to be included into a somewhat intoxicating alchemy resulting in a completed work.
The imaginative works of Robert Bracketti .
Hangman Drawing. Wooden Chicken Collage. Knife Blade and Fireman Rescue.
Games for the Absent. 74" H x 24" H . The title indicates, the absence and gradual loss of all things loved , as a metaphor for the nostalgia of people,places and things as well as the ultimate guilt.That of Survival !
A vintage doll's head supported by wooden tops and blocks that spell the word DUCK . A reference to the Duck and Cover practice drill used throughout schools and government buildings in the 1960's.
Contents Under Pressure. 35" H x 23" W. A Self Examination. Stenciled burlap background supports a vintage array of symbolic collage. Foremost note the wood painter's pallet that supports multiple layers of contributing imagery.
Fodderland. 36" W x 57" H.Stenciled burlap and cardboard background with mixed vintage collage . Four wooden sewing machine drawers convey the arrangement of shadow box and shelf elements that carry the left to right composition . Image of a rifle compliments the right /left dynamic and contributes to the work's comedy /drama conclusion.
Detail of gun stock, original WW1 cotton arm sling and tourniquet material. Of note on detail view LEFT beaded daisy emerging from rifle barrel. A reference to the anti war movement of the 1960's.
Tutti Frutti with Big Ball .
Where's Big Ball ? 30" x 30 "Mixed metals, vintage glass,Tiger & Pony eyes ca.1930 Steiff Co. Germany. Background of found weathered plywood with an overlay of Sycamore bark and paint chips. Private Collection.