This website is a portfolio of my work in collage and altered art.
( I usually post once a week on Sundays...but no promises. )
I see beauty in everyday objects from the past and like to re-purpose them in artful ways in my pieces. A trio of old door knobs, well worn from all that opening and shutting, the patina is perfect.An ordinary document, for the sale of a parcel of land, so beautifully written, on parchment paper.
Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.
The ephemera: vintage book cover; damaged vintage photo.
The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.
Westward Ho! Charles shouted, his enthusiasm for adventure overtook him, as all the possibilities created cracks in his conventional veneer, letting his inner most thoughts seep through, overwhelming him. Go forth Charles, meet your destiny!
The ephemera: dammaged vintage portait; vintage book cover.
The found objects: tiny gears from antique pocket watches; vintage brass key.
“Martha has the ideal family life” so it was said about town. “She is the perfect homemaker; tidy, krafty, organized, respectable and reliable.” This was certainly the outwardly appearance, what one saw at first glance…but the cracks were beginning to show.
The ephemera: Handwritten recipes from the 1940s by my mother; vintage book cover; reproduction of dammaged vintage photo.
The found objects: old nails found while renovating my house; paper wasp nest; vintage buttons; vintage furniture tacks.
The inner-workings of the unassuming butterfly are complex and yet functional. Fuelled by super charged nectar and pollen, he can flip and flap his wings with amazing power and speed. This secret weapon is the key to his survival in the harsh world of the back yard garden, where predators are lurking behind every bloom.
( Read aloud in a campy version of Richard Attenborough)
the ephemera: Original French document from the 1800s; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a butterfly.
the found objects: vintage watch mechanisms and parts; antique key.
Time waits for no man. No time left for you. Time does not stand still. My, how the time flies! Time out. Time‘s up. Are you timing me? I need to beat his time. If I could just save time. Punch in your time card. Bed time, dinner time, snack time, lunch time, work time, me time. Too much time on your hands. Your just wasting my time! Time is slipping away. Time slows to a snail’s pace. If I could turn back time. I don’t have time for you. I will make the time up. There is a time and a place! It is that the time of the season. Bad timing, good timing, lucky timing. Make the most of your time. There is a time for every purpose under heaven.
The ephemera: Original ledger page from March 1903; high quality reproduction of vintage image of a raven.
The found objects: vintage clock face; vintage watch parts; vintage typewriter parts, vintage pen quills, vintage badge, antique key.
Nick Buckley, the young and reckless mistress of End House, she tried to shrug off three near escapes from violent death. Were these accidents or attempted murder? Hercule Poirot felt a thrill of fear, no motive, no motive, yet someone had tried to kill not once but three times! – Agatha Christie
Number 4 in the murder mystery.
The ephemera: Vintage portrait, photo of a flower, vintage photo of ivy covered house, original old documents from 1900.
Right Brain, Left Brain and never the two shall meet…or so it seemed, politically speaking. So just to be safe, he cleft them in twain and stored them for a later, more enlightened time. He truly was…a really stable genius.
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas map; high quality reproduction of phrenology heads and antique plinths.
The ephemera: Original Documents: old dictionary page, old red calligraphy, city plan from the 1930s, french legal document from the 1800s. Photos of a red umbrella and a crow printed on 100 % rag photo paper.