Photograph of Artist MARYBETH DRAKE
MARYBETH DRAKE
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia - United States



Original Artworks (9)

Marybeth Drake; Enich The Snake Handler, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 3 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Handmade Cloth Doll- - Meet Enich the snake handler. Here snakey snakey snakey!Every village needs a snake handler- - you know those folks who are not afraid to pick up snakes.Enich is completely handstitched from head to toe using recycled fabric and findings from my stuido stash. ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Mixed Media, 2009
3 x 12 inches (7.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; VooDoo Fred, 2009, Original Assemblage, 3 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  Voodoo Fred can sit on your desk to give you a smile when someone annoys you! He is soft- sculpture/ doll who looks like something from Beetlejuice! One of a kind.His hands are molded of Paperclay.( not a toy) ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 2009
3 x 13 inches (7.6 x 33.0 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Servants Of Oya The Shopper, 2009, Original Assemblage, 14 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Shopper is from a tribe of very small African people who serve the goddess Oya. Since Oya is such a demanding goddess, the shopper is in charge of shopping for daily offerings. Totally hand sewn. All recycled or previously used materials. The basket/ tray she is ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 2009
14 x 14 inches (35.6 x 35.6 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Crunchbird, 2007, Original Assemblage, 16 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241  Meet the Crunchbird! He's a wacky, scary but cute fishy looking bird critter sculpture with dangerous teeth!He is firmly mounted on a 10
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 2007
16 x 23 inches (40.6 x 58.4 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Tree Spirit 12, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 23 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241  Plaster mask with natural materials ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Mixed Media, 2006
23 x 25 inches (58.4 x 63.5 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Vieques Unquilt, 2004, Original Mixed Media, 60 x 72 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mixed fabric, mixed media appliqued and layered hanging. ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Mixed Media, 2004
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Oya, 2000, Original Assemblage, 38 x 52 inches. Artwork description: 241 Seated altar figure of an image received through collective unconscious.She is made from plaster, wire, papiermache, cloth, and found objects. I had not studied African art prior to my vision. This summer I attended a week long institute on African American Art and identity at ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 2000
38 x 52 inches (96.5 x 132.1 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; 32 Hands, 1999, Original Assemblage, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 32 variations of hands. My goal is 100.These hang in my elementary school classroom near Buena Vista, Virginia. ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 1999
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Marybeth Drake; Hand Mandala, 2000, Original Assemblage, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The second in my series of 100 variations of hands. Yes, that' s a hula hoop. It is cloth covered. I found it that way in a disount store and had to have it! My favorite hand on this one is the one that is made of ...
Marybeth Drake
Original Assemblage, 2000
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

I make my art from dreams( including daydreams),wordplay,and visions. I prefer 3-dimensional assemblage pieces and collect man-made and natural materials, junk, and even furniture everywhere I go. I like making art from recylced and cast off items. I am a true pack rat. Recently I picked up an old skill--sewing--and have started designing some funky dresses made of combined fabrics and trims from vintage and gently used clothing.
I love the stalwart spirits of trees through all seasons. I enjoy making sculpture and collage that gives trees personality with facial expressions and gestures.
When people tell me they love my work, I say it isn't work,it is play.
I teach writing classes and try to bring my creativity to class to inspire students to think outside their personal boxes....