COttoART

It's just art.

Portland, Oregon · 0 Sales

COttoART

It's just art.

Portland, Oregon 0 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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C. Otto

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Announcement   Assemblage/collage art, constructions and miniature dioramas.
I am just really entertaining myself, If you like it…well then we both win.

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Assemblage/collage art, constructions and miniature dioramas.
I am just really entertaining myself, If you like it…well then we both win.

C. Otto

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C. Otto

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About

I make stuff.

I work with whatever I find and strikes me at the moment.
Found objects, bits of wood and detritus of the previously discarded nature. Shiny things things, broken things and lonely things. Reclaimed material and used items are my favorites to work worth. They have character, been a round for awhile and have a nature unto themselves which the inanimate object brings to the work. To say nothing of saving it from a land fill blah blah blah…but really I just don’t like wasting things.

Occasionally a painting is flourished. Painting and drawing were for my first artistic loves and you never really forget or leave your first love, or your first muse.

Miniatures and scale dioramas have always interested me. Model Trains as a kid and building plane models were past times. It may have just been the glue sniffing that held my interest there. Historical dioramas and wooden ship models at the museums my father would take me too left their impressions on me. I still marvel at those nautical models and my passion for history keeps me visiting those dioramas. Those of which I create are really often just for myself as a break from other artistic endeavors.

However, like everything else Its really about the creating of the object that interest me. After that I am pretty much over it and want to create the next thing in my head. Take the lessons learned from the last project and improve upon my skills and techniques in the next.

Regarding my assemblages/collages or ‘constructions’, most work starts as an assemblage of items in an aesthetically pleasing nature. Staged in a box ,I like boxes, It gives me a reference point to begin with. It is easier to begin with certain set parameters in place to confine me. At least at first, invariably I will attempt to break those confines. After all, rules (even ones we set for ourselves) tend to be broken. Often along the way irony and pun or some such social comment may raise its head, and thats OK. Mostly I just keep working till the piece no longer bugs me.

I am just really entertaining myself, If you like it…well then we both win.

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Last updated on April 6, 2014

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Shipping
Unless otherwise stated, we ship by USPS Priority mail. When necessary larger and fragile Items will be double boxed and packed securely to prevent damage. All orders are shipped within five business days (ie. Sundays don't count!). If you need something quicker, let me know and I can probably work something out with you.
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Please let me know if you aren't happy with your order in any way and I will make it right. Damage may occur during shipping and although I make every attempt to prevent this if there is damage I will fix it for free of charge. Additional shipping charges may apply.
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Contact me with your idea for a custom MINI scene or an assemblage.
I would be happy to hear your ideas and create it for you!