Lauretta Lowell, a lPalm Desert, CA assemblage artist, is now adding 鈥楩 unctional Art 鈥?to her catalog of unusual creations. 鈥淔 unctional art is something which is both beautiful and useful. It lets you bring incredible works of creativity, whimsy and beauty into our everyday lives,鈥?Lauretta explains. 鈥淢 y home is full of my wall art and sculptures and I was running out of room. So I decided to turn my functional furniture into art too. When people see my Frida Kahlo Chair they are blown away!鈥? Lowell 鈥檚 assemblage art is sold through her company, Whimsical Curiosities. She mixes antique and vintage findings, producing assemblage sculptures, shrines, wall art, jewelry, mosaics and now furniture with the intention to capture your curiosity, make you smile and feel you are experiencing something you have never seen before. Her creations are considered Eco Friendly Art, made with recycled items. Lowell, a resident of Palm Desert, CA since 2003, and member of the regional art community for almost 30 years, has curated art exhibits, managed galleries, and contributed her whimsical, thought provoking assemblage art to many Southern California venues including Fine Art Festivals in Santa Barbara, Brentwood, Calabasas, Malibu and Hermosa Beach where she has won several awards. Her work is now being shown in Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook, CA and will be shown and sold at Old Town La Quinta 鈥檚 Art Under the Umbrellas October 2010 鈥?March 2011. 鈥淓 veryone needs furniture, so why not buy furniture that 鈥檚 art? It nurtures our soul to have it in our homes.鈥? For more information about her art visit her website at www.whimsicalcuriosities.com.