Assemblage is a fancy word for a work of art that incorporates three-dimensional elements (often found objects) into the piece. These works are considered by some to be collages, but the main distinction between a collage and an assemblage is the 3-D aspect the artist uses in his or her work.

Today, many artists will ride the line between assemblages and collages, so the safe way to identify if a work or art is an assemblage or a collage is to go with what the artist calls it.

”When you put together things that other people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.”

-Louise Berliawsky Nevelson