Sloane Dawson

American, b. 1932 Walpole, MA, based in Rockingham, VT

About Sloane Dawson

Sloane Dawson

The Sweat Shop (Triptych): The Boss, The “Girls”, The Timekeeper

2018

Found object assemblage

41 x 55 x 8 in

$2500

Sloane Dawson

Young Talent

2018

Found object assemblage

17 x 33 x 17 in

$600

Sloane Dawson

It Doesn’t Add Up

2018

Found object assemblage

10.5 x 25 x 10.5 in

$600

Sloane Dawson

Please Sir I Want Some More

2017

Found object assemblage

4 x 6 x 4 in

$50

Sloane Dawson

Attababy

2016

Found object assemblage

4.5 x 4 x 1 in 

$50

Sloane Dawson

Write it Down

2018

Found object assemblage

4.75 x 9.5 x 1 in 

$40

Sloane Dawson

The Flying Nun

2015

Found object assemblage

14 x 17 x 1.5 in

$85

Sloane Dawson

Opening Night

2017

Found object assemblage

3 x 5 x 2 in

Sold

Sloane Dawson

Get Your Act Together

2018

Found object assemblage

12 x 16 x 2.5 in

$100

Sloane Dawson

Ladies of the Night

2014

Wood box, antique pin cushion dolls, metal door lock

13 x 7.5 x 4.25 in

$500

Sloane Dawson

Barn Bird

2016

Maple syrup bucket lid, found objects, fabricated cherry wood frame

19.5 x 19.5 x 4.5 in

$400

Sloane Dawson

Porto de Luna

2014

Found objects, plaster reliefs, wood frame, enamel paint

36 x 30 x 1.5 in

$900

Sloane Dawson

No

2014

Found objects, antique photograph, figurines

10 x 20 x 9.5 in

$700

Sloane Dawson

Double O

1998

Wood drawers, found objects 

15.5 x 23.15 x 5.5 in

$500

Sloane Dawson

Egg Heads

2014, 2018

Wood boxes, found objects, ink, paint

16.75 x 12 x 2.5 in

$500

Sloane Dawson

Message in a Bottle

2016

Library drawer, found objects

24 x 11 x 4 in

$400

Sloane Dawson

Blah, blah, blah, Political Crapshoot

2018

Antique game board, industrial mould, found objects

38 x 38 x 5 in

$800

Sloane Dawson

Seatscape

2016

Found building material, seat, brush 

29.5” x 31.5”x 6” in

Sold

Sloane Dawson

Barn Bird

2016

Maple syrup bucket lid, found objects, fabricated cherry wood frame

19.5 x 19.5 x 4.5 in

$400

Sloane Dawson

Attic Floor

2017

Found object assemblage

4.75 x 9.5 x 1 in

Sold

Sloane Dawson

They Made it Work

2015

Architectural piece, found objects 

35 x 26 x 5.25 in

$800

Sloane Dawson

Social Climber

2016

Industrial mould, metal tools, action figure, custom made hanging box

26”x 21”x 5"

$900

Sloane Dawson

Polly Wants Green Eggs and…..

2010

Wood drawer, found wood cut-outs, nesting material

25 x 20 x 8 in

$500 

Sloane Dawson

Cold Water Flat

2016

Found wood folk art box, appointed with appropriate objects, photograph

14.5 x 18.5 x 11.5 in

$500

Sloane Dawson

Time is Running Out

2016

Industrial mould, wall clock, action figure, custom made hanging box

29 x 19.5 x 3.25 in

$900

Sloane Dawson

The Dandy

2017

Wood drawer, metal hardware, wood bird

16.5 x 10.5 x 7 in

$400 

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Sloane Dawson

Breaking Free

2014

Wood and glass display case, hand sewn muslin doll, carved wooden object

16.5 x 11.5 x 6.5 in

Sold

Artist’s Statement

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“My work is more than a random assortment of material, it is a studied chronicle of objects that give form and design to the flotsam and jetsam of my life.

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Although my works deny rationale, I invite the viewer to participate in the imaginative life of my assemblages, and to rejoice with me in the spirit of creativity.

In my teens I decided not to come to the end of my life and discover that I hadn’t lived it, so I set about packing it in with an emphasis on adventure travel.  

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Some of the highlights are:  working as a student tour guide in Europe for 10 years, with extensive bike travel.  Traversing the lengths of both the Volga River and the Amazon river by small boat.  A dog sled expedition in the Arctic.  Learning to fly a Helicopter, and co-piloting a chopper across America:  not your average taxi ride!

At age 85 I feel I’ve done a pretty good job of it, but make no mistake:  my knapsack is packed and sitting by the door!”

- Sloan Dawson

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Biography

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Sloane Dawson works with found objects, creating assemblages which both deny rationale and serve as a studied chronicle of the artist’s self described life of adventure and travel.

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Her work is dictated by the objects she finds, and expresses both the whit and wisdom which come from her long career in art and her expeditions around the world.  Dawson still keeps her knapsack packed and sitting by the door, ready at once for the next adventure.

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