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by Denise Fiedler
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Sheet Music

From designing rooms to dressing them, interior designer Denise Fiedler's attraction to the art of collage began when she stumbled upon a box of vintage books and newsprint in her attic. These ephemeral fragments of literature proved inspirational for Denise, who decided to transform her attic's forgotten library into art.

Denise carefully carves shapely silhouettes from the yellowing pages of vintage and antique papers and she then assembles the cutouts into harmonious pastiches that deftly capture the unmistakable forms of popular instruments. These delightful depictions of musicians' number-one noisemakers are bound to capture the hearts and speak to the passions music and literature lovers alike. Handmade in San Francisco, California.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21660
Made from
glass, pine wood, archival paste, vintage and antique papers, 100% cotton matboard
Measurements
Print size: 8.75" L x 10.75" W x .625" D
Notes
The papers used are vintage, and while the artist makes efforts to use archival quality glues and grounds, keeping these works out of direct sunlight will enhance the longevity of the color and quality of the paper.
Each piece celebrates that which delights and is hand made and one of a kind, so each will differ slightly, having been assembled from different found antique and vintage papers, yielding unique surprises.
Arrives framed in a poplar wood frame and ready to hang.
  • the maker

Denise Fiedler

A lover of books, Denise Fiedler takes vintage pages and papers and incorporates them into representational images, designing through that with which catches her eye and imagination.

Denise has worked in the visual arts in Chicago, Boston & San Francisco.

Her current venture is paste, a new and creative take on the art of collage.

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INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice workmanship (5)
  • Visually pleasing (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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4.0

smaller than expected

By 

from Sacramento

Pros

  • Nice Workmanship
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

      This looks great, however it was much smaller than I expected it to be (I didn't pay attention to the measurements if they are listed so that's on me). Unframed its the size of a 8x11 piece of paper. It was still a great gift, but not sure I would have paid the price I did if I had known the size.

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      5.0

      Very nice.

      By 

      from Williamstown, NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Workmanship
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

          The item arrived well packaged. I order the item as a gift and believe they will love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          3.0

          Nice

          By 

          from PA

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Smaller Than Expected

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

            Overall I am happy with my purchase and I am keeping the art piece. It was smaller than I had imagined. The description is 8" x 10" and literally the whole package is 8 x 10 (frame included). Therefore, in my opinion the price seemed a little high for the overall affect. Once a proper location was found for the product to be displayed it seems to get the positive response you would hope it would receive.

            • Display Location:
            • Living Room
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            4.0

            Nice Gift

            By 

            from arlington, tx

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Workmanship
            • Visually Appealing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

              I always am on the lookout for gifts that relate to my grandson's love of drumming. The collage was perfect.

              • Display Location:
              • Office
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              3.0

              small

              By 

              from Sacramento ca

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Frame Design
              • Nice Workmanship
              • Visually Appealing

              Cons

              • Not as Expected
              • Smaller Than Expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

                This product looks great. The workmanship is great and it is really a great piece of art. My issue is that is was waaay smaller than I had expected. Perhaps I didn't look at the dimensions closesly enough (were there dimensions?), but the entire piece (frame included) is the size of a piece of computer paper (8.5x11). Had I known that it was so small, I probably would not have paid the price I did for it. However, now that I have it, I do think it is a nice piece of art and feel it will make a great gift, just overpriced for the size.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Unique!

                By 

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Frame Design
                • Great Quality Material
                • Nice Workmanship
                • Perfect Size
                • Visually Appealing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent Piece
                  • Gift

                  Comments about INSTRUMENTS - DENISE FIEDLER:

                  Well done and unique. Great for the music lover.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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