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.