Punsemblage

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“Stand up to be seen; speak up to be heard; shut up to be appreciated.”
– Tom Creacy

Front cover: Bipolar Bears. 2016. Back cover: Jesus is on the Level. 2016.

All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, distributed, Book, art, and photographs © 2010-2024 by Tom Creacy. Book design and production by Bill Weber.

Contact the artist at tomcreacy@msn.com. Printed in USA or otherwise transmitted without the express permission of the Creacy family

art and sculpture by Tom Creacy

At The Pun Shop

Punsemblages from

unsemblage pun sculpture is made for fast relief of minor psychic pain. As the pun is the lowest form of humor, I assemble most and closeouts.

small companies, I have been writing fiction (i.e., business plans for startup ventures).

MORE AND MORE I AM

becoming a full-time artist, and I had my first public show in

I BEGAN MY CAREER

99-cent store junk, dumpster delights, in advertising but quit due to corporatitis.

I then started photographing pun-ny situa-

tions that I staged with people and objects. Poverty drove me to more straight jobs, from soap to rolling papers, but I always kept things creative on the side.

Since then, as an independent marketing consultant to

2010, actually selling two pun sculptures. As a kid I lived all over the USA and in a few foreign countries, observing the contradictions that were to give rise to my love of puns.

Humor cures many ills, and I hope my work makes the day a little brighter for you and yours.

Left-hand page: The artist tooting his own shoe horn at his first show. 2010.

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Bipolar Bears
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Bootie Shakers
8 Bowl

Busdriver

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10 Butteries
11 Cheatah
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Coca Koala

The Door is a Jar

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14 Hack Saw
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Hanna Bull Crossing the Alpos
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Jackhammer
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Jesus is on the Level
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Lemonaid

Like a Goth to a Flame

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Locks and Bagel
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Moo Shoe Pork
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Pairadocs

Pen and Cancil Set

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24 Pipe Wrench

Shoe Horn

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26 Swordshmanship

Surely You Joust (Motorcycles)

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Time Flies

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30 Bowl 9 Bus Driver 10 Butteries 11 Cheatah 12 At The Pun Shop/Introduction 5 Bipolar Bears 7 Bootie Shakers 8 About the Author 32 ArtParts 31 Coca Koala 13 Shoe Horn 25 Pairadocs 22 Swordshmanship 26 Time Flies 28 Hanna Bull Crossing the Alpos 16 Locks and Bagel 6 Pen and Cancil Set 23 Jesus is on the Level 18 Jackhammer 17 Surely You Joust (Motorcycles) 27 Moo Shoe Pork 21 The Door is a Jar 14 Lemonaid 19 Hack Saw 15 Like a Goth to a Flame 20 Pipe Wrench 24 Two Cans 29 Index Snapshots of the artist’s wares for sale in Greenwich Village in 2016.

ArtParts

Bipolar Bears. Plastic polar bears and world globe pencil sharpener from 99Cent store. DVD base. 6" H, 4"W, 4" D. Limited edition of eight.

Bootie Shakers. Salt & Pepper Shakers, Baby Booties, & base of key cabinet, all from 99cent store, yellow paint. 8.25" wide, 7" high, 2.75" deep. Limited edition of 15.

Bowl. Plastic bowling pins with a bowling ball bottom. Mounted on 9.75" round hardwood cheese/cutting board. All parts from 99cent store. Approx 9.75" diameter circle and 5.5" high. Limited Edition of one.

Busdriver. Screwdriver, coat hanger base from 99cent store, souvenir NYC bus. 11.5" long, 2" high, 2.5" deep. Limited edition of nine.

Butteries. Plastic butter dish, buttery, and ies all from 99cent stores. 7" long, 3" wide, 2.5" high. Limited edition of 19.

The Door is a Jar. breadboard, pencil, army set fencing, all from 99c stores. Empty tomato paste jar 14" wide by 3" high by 7" deep. Limited edition of two.

Jackhammer. Plastic hammer, plastic jack from jacks set, & key cabinet base all from 99cent stores. 8.25" high, 7" wide, 2" deep. Limited edition of ve.

Lemonaid. Plastic lemon, glass tumbler from 99cent stores, 2 bandaids. Limited edition of four.

Locks and Bagel. Rawhide dog toy bagel, 3 metal locks, wood serving tray, all from 99cent stores. 8.25" high, 5" wide, 2" deep. Limited edition of nine.

Moo Shoe Pork. Plastic cow and pig, resin shoe, ceramic plate, miniature wok, all from 99cent stores. 12" wide, 5.75" high. Wok excluding handles is 7.75" diameter, 2.5" high. Limited edition of two.

Pairadocs. Toy doctors, plastic ducks, semi-circle breadboard base, all from 99cent stores. 9.75" high, 9.75 wide, 5" deep. Limited edition of three.

Pen and Cancil Set. Breadboard, pencil, army set fencing, all from 99c stores. Empty tomato paste can. 14" wide by 3" high by 7" deep. Limited edition of two.

Pipe Wrench. Plastic pipe wrench, pipe bowl, and coat hanger base all from 99cent stores. 11.5" long, 3.5" high, 2.5" deep. Limited edition of seven.

Shoe Horn. Wood soled leather shoe from outdoor market in Portugal (1973). Metal closeout horn. 18" long, 10.5" high, 6" deep. Limited edition of three.

Swordshmanship. Plastic swordsh, silver nail polish, knights, and clothes rack base from 99cent stores. 11.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep. Limited edition of three.

Surely You Joust (Motorcycles). Plastic motorcycles and knights from trade show, clothes hanger base from 99cent store, sand texture paint. 15.5" wide, 4.5" wide, 2.5" deep. Limited Ediction of one.

Twocans. Plastic toucans & unnished wood plaque base from 99Cent store, tomato paste cans. 6.5" wide, 5" deep, 4.5" high (including wood base). Limited edition of two.

These Punsemblages were created in the years 20062016.

The Pun Shop was an Etsy store with a ve-star rating.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Thomas Nelson Creacy (May 22, 1947-May 12, 2024)

was a multi-talented marketing maven, opera aficionado, theologian, linguist, humorist, artist, ballroom dancer, and raconteur as well as a beloved brother, uncle, and friend.

With a Purdue BA and a University of Chicago MBA in hand, Tom stormed New York, creating a career in advertising and product marketing that benefitted from his diverse interests.

Later in life, he proudly served New York City arts organizations as a Business Volunteer for the Arts and student start-ups as an Entrepreneurship and Business Mentor at Long Island University.

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