I rescue discarded wooden furniture and household items from alleys, and search junk shops for discarded mementos and old photos that have stories to tell.

My Chicago studio is filled with shelves of labeled bins containing carefully sorted items other people have tossed out. One person’s trash…

More info: kasscopeland.wixsite.com

The Message

Mixed media assemblage, dresser drawer, antique bed, candlestick, wax press, collage images on wood, 14″w x 33″h x 10.5″d.

The Message

Mixed media assemblage, dresser drawer, antique bed, candlestick, wax press, collage images on wood, 14″w x 33″h x 10.5″d.

The Davenport Brothers

Mixed media assemblage, student violin, mirror frame, composite marble statue, 27″h x 16″w x 8″d.

The Davenport Brothers (Detail)

Mixed media assemblage, student violin, mirror frame, composite marble statue, 27″h x 16″w x 8″d.

The Davenport Brothers

Mixed media assemblage, student violin, mirror frame, composite marble statue, 27″h x 16″w x 8″d.

The Copernican Perspective

Mixed media assemblage in dresser drawer, desk drawer, door plate, 14″w x 26.5″h x 7.5″d.

The Copernican Perspective

Mixed media assemblage in dresser drawer, desk drawer, door plate, 14″w x 26.5″h x 7.5″d.

The Copernican Perspective

Mixed media assemblage in dresser drawer, desk drawer, door plate, 14″w x 26.5″h x 7.5″d.

Atlas

Mixed media assemblage in desk drawer, chair legs and frame, nut dish, trophy statue, resin ball, 10″w x 17″h x 9.5″d.

Atlas

Mixed media assemblage in desk drawer, chair legs and frame, nut dish, trophy statue, resin ball, 10″w x 17″h x 9.5″d.

The Botanist

Mixed media assemblage, dresser drawer, clock box, carved wood, resin, metal pencil sharpener, 26″h x 16″w x 6″d.

Mr Edison’s Sound Machine

Mixed media assemblage, desk drawer, drawer pull, bird feeder with glass, 22h x 13w x 4.5d.

Space Dreamer

Mixed media assemblage, wooden tool box, chafing dish, spring, 15.5″h x 16″w x 8″d.

The Peace Machine

Mixed media assemblage, desk drawer, vintage clock parts, 18″h x 12″w x 5″d.

The Locket

Mixed media assemblage, cigar box, Altoid Tin, antique book cover, vintage locket.

The Cardinal

Mixed media assemblage.

Swan Love

Mixed media assemblage wooden wine bottle holder, frame, jewelry, 16″h x 7.5″w x 8″d.

Unlimited Points

Mixed Media Assemblage, 28″h x 15″w x 6″d.

Victoria Kamamalu

Mixed media assemblage, dresser drawer, candle holder, clock parts wooden charger, 26″h x 13″w x 6″d.

The Sentinal

Mixed media assemblage, wooden cheese box, electrical outlet cover.