Mixed Media

Mixed Media
Bronze | Plaster and Cement | Kinetic | Metal | Mixed Media | Plastics and Glass | Water Sculpture

“WHAT LITTLE BOYS ARE MADE OF” 42′ x 18 1/2″ x 11″ Copyright © 1960 Lillian F. Schwartz. All rights reserved.

Collage sculpture/plaster base/objects glued on surface.
42′ x 18 1/2″ x 11″. Base brown wood 16 1/2″ x 12″. Do not separate Base from sculpture.

I sometimes embedded objects in the plaster before it dried such as in What Little Boys Are Made Of, I used multiple items that my older son left in his drawers when he went off to college. I stuck these toys and found objects into the wet plaster. Boy Sitting on Steps Reading Comic Books was one of the early plaster sculptures that became more multimedia. For the head I used a round fish bowl stuffed with comic books.

I also made larger than life-size figures including a man wearing a rain-coat and a slouched hat. Another large work was of a nude woman, with large hips, a zipper a plastered into her belly and a plastic eye that appeared to follow the viewer. The zipper was positioned to allow this imaginary figure to give birth via the zipper. These works described above are in my collection.

Mosaics of three faces on one panel facing other panel.
Mirrored inside. 33″ x 15 1/2′ x 2 3/8″

Kean’s cement and vermiculite over wire and plaster. H 70″ Base 14″ x 17″

Kean’s cement and vermiculite over wire’plaster/wood. H 25″ w 13′ D 35″


Kean’s cement and vermiculite over wire/plaster. Plastic head. H 25″ x w 13″ x D 13″