I explored a variety of media while studying art at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating in 1979. For the past fifteen years, I have been working in the art of assemblage. I enjoy this medium because there are no rules and my imagination opens to the endless possibilities using found objects.
My assemblages are mostly figures, a cast of characters that I refer to as the “Salvagettes”. They evolve out of mounds of antique treasure collected from shows, shops and estate sales. Friends who understand my passion also gift to the unique inventory! Decorative furniture parts, ornate brass hardware and architectural elements are some of my favorite materials. Personalities come to life, often with a bit of humor, through creative use of ordinary objects.
The Salvagettes make their debuts in group and solo shows, invitational exhibits, fundraisers and summer fairs as well ass regular appearances in several Northern Michigan galleries. They give new life to old things, satisfy my desire to create and hopefully preserve a little history in their making.
Indy Bacon lives in Hartland, Michigan and enjoys many recreational activities in Northern Michigan and Colorado. Most often she is busy in her studio, building wonderfully imaginative creations ignited by a catchy phrase, title or theme.