September 16, 2010

The Art of Frankenstein : Angela Rossi

Angela Rossi of Los Angeles describes her art as “using recycled, abused, broken and forgotten items and turning them into fabulous new, one-of-a-kind creations”. Her altered antique plates combine classic “orphaned and unloved” display and cabinet plates with outsider iconography. Bearded ladies, zombies, Che Guevara, Sid Vicious, Star Wars characters and other pop culture icons appear, at once jarringly and delightfully, surrounded by floral motifs and delicate scrolls.

The Bride of Frankenstein is centered on a lovely decorative plate with a bright flower design and a blue rim. Her beau, the Frankenstein Monster, appears on a large Sevres serving plate featuring a pink rose motif, with yellow and green background wash.

These one-of-a-kind items are meant primarily for display but, should you wish to eat off them, the artist can, on request, make them dishwater safe.

The Bride is sold, but The Monster’s Frankenstein Portrait Plate is still available from Angela’s online Etsy store.

Angela’s Beat Up Creations Etsy Store.

See more of Angela’s altered plates and disturbingly whimsical sculptures on her website and blog.


Emme Toaye said...

Frankie never looked so good! He seems right at home surrounded by little rose buds, I knew there was a big heart (or two) inside that fella!

Christopher said...

ha ha ha!!..FrAnKiE iN Luuuuv
I love 'em..You mean Parade supplement in the Sunday paper ain't selling these??

Wicked Halo said...

I recently did a Bride of Frankenstein post which I think you might find interesting! Loads of artists interpretations of the Bride.