This is a new piece that has gone through several iterations (as have some of the pieces contained within). It started with the book cover that says, "The Strange Woman" from a book I found at the bins. Other than the title, which I found evocative, the book really held no interest. The cover of that book formed the background in both boxes, which are held together by screws.
The upper box is crowned by a "rusted" plastic child's crown (and because they have such a lovely design, I wish I could find more of these). The golden wing was broken from a resin cherub, and screwed onto the back of the box. (See detail below).
The Strange Woman herself was made from a rusted Xmas ornament (the bottom) surrounded by a rusted plumbing piece, which was topped by a rusted plastic cake column (from a wedding cake) and a small round gourd from the bins, in which I inserted my favorite angel face. Moss from outside the studio, and a bone wrapped in red thread complete the top. Between the two boxes, there is metal piece from an antique adding machine. For the bottom section, I used the lid from a tin, cut an opening in it, and inserted a photo of the legs of the same angel picture.
I have a bit of a nagging feeling that there still may be something to add. I don't know what, but I will know it when I see it.
Spring may perhaps finally be arriving here, with more sun and slightly warmer temps.
I'm sorry I've been "away" too much....lots of other things going on here at the moment. Hopefully May will be better! Don't forget the drawing on the 1st for a goodie bag of assemblage possibilities! Just post a comment to enter.