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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.

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Deep Sea Diver

He was a bottom dweller, that’s for sure, but the best kind. He cleaned up all the detritus left by others.

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The ephemera: Original French “facture” for a chemical company ; high quality reproduction of natural history fish illustration.

Found objects: Vintage Mickey Mouse watch; tiny vintage light bulb; vintage fish hook; vintage watch and typewriter parts.

SOLD

 

 

 

Robotic Vulture

Just flip the switch and watch him go. The Robotic Vulture will make quick work of all your carcasses and left over carrion. He comes complete with a complimentary energy tube.

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Robotic Vulture

The ephemera: Original ledger paper from the 1800’s; high quality reproduction of a natural history image of a vulture.

The found objects: a vintage light switch; a vintage royal typewriter key; reproduction of a radio tube; various vintage watch parts and other metal found objects.

Size: 7 inches square

Wind-up Owl

It was so easy to wind him up. All you had to do was call him Chouette and he would loose it completely.

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Wind up Owl

The ephemera: Antique school book page from the 1800’s; reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.; vintage mail tampon.

The found objects: antique watch casing and parts; various parts from an antique royal typewriter; other metal found objects.

Size: 7 inches square.

SOLD

Time Travelling Owl

He was timeless, literally. He could flit in and out of the time space continuum at will. It was just the way he was hard-wired.  He embraced his “exceptionality”.

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Time travelling owl

The ephemera: Antique French document circa 1800s; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.

The found objects: vintage watch movement; parts and dials; vintage royal typewriter parts; small metal salvaged items.

Size: 7 inch square

Mechanical Blackbird

Blackbird repaired his broken wing and learned to fly again, learned to be so free.

 

The ephemera: original French document from 1800s; original vintage catalogue illustration; high quality reproduction of natural history image of blackbird.

The found objects: small key; two wooden gears; vintage watch and clock parts; typewriter striker key from 1920’s Royal Typewriter

Size: 7 inches square

Available for purchase at Two Hoots Gallery in Cobble Hill BC

Robotic Raven

Robotic Raven #261 rolled off the assembly line and reported for duty.

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The ephemera: Original French Document from 19th century; high quality reproduction of a crow; original catalogue illustration of an ink bottle.

The found objects: vintage clock and typewriter parts and a postal box tag.

Size: 7 inches square

SOLD 😁

Downton Abbey Goes to the Darkside

Downton Abbey was hiding a dark secret. No one ever spoke about the “Other” sister.

She was hidden away in the attic…oh wait that was Jane Eyre.

Lady Elvira was holed up in the tower , the evil genius mastermind, behind all the troubles that befell the inhabitants of the Abbey, both upstairs, and down.

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The ephemera: Vintage Document from 1800’s; vintage technical drawing; high quality reproduction of vintage portrait.

The Found objects: antique watch parts; old royal typewriter parts; vintage pen nibs; nasty old bottle.

Size: 7 inches square on wooden block

Jane Eyre-Steam Punked

When she learned, on her wedding day,  of Mr. Rochester’s deception, Jane was steamed!

And off she went to reinvent herself, a warrior woman, on to new adventures minus the scoundrel.

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Jane Eyre steam punked

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Jane’s crazy glasses.

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Jane’s head dress.

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Jane’s Modifications

SOLD to Robert 🙂

The ephemera: Original French School Book Page from 1898; high quality reproduction of a vintage portrait on 100 % rag paper.

The found objects: royal typewriter key; watch spring, wooden gears; wooden number stamp; typewriter parts; vintage watch casings.

Flugpóstur Rhinoceros

When you have a large package to ship, why not choose Flugpóstur Rhinoceros? No package is to large for this fellow!

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versoMade with Square InstaPicThe ephemera: original vintage airmail envelope; original vintage postage stamps and stickers; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of a rhinoceros.

Size: 4 by 6 inches

Pink Run

Early September, time for the Pinks to run. She was off to join the others, to swim up stream. Watch out for the hipster waders, at the river mouth, with their nets and rods, they may not know about catch and release.

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The ephemera: Original book page; antique French document from 1800s, hand made pulpy paper and reproduction of natural history illustration of a pink salmon.

Size: 5 inches square

Little Blue

“Blue navy blue, I’m as blue as I can be, ’cause my steady boy, said ship ahoy and joined the naaaavy. ”  Diane Renay 1963

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blue fish

The ephemera: Hand made blue grey paper; vintage atlas from 1920s; vintage atlas map from 1933; old French document from 1800s; reproduction of little blue fish.

Spotty

Here Spotty! Here Spotty!   they called.

Spot did not respond. He was pretending to be a fossil on the ocean bed.

 

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Spot

 

The ephemera: Reproduction of natural history illustration of a fish; old school book page from 1800s on fossils;  old calligraphy book page; hand made dark paper.

Size: 5 inches square

L’hotel de ville

Monsieur Corbeau hopped on his bike and hurried on his way. He was off to l’Hotel de Ville.  Monsieur le Maire  had things to answer for, and Monsieur Corbeau was not going to mince his words.

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Hotel de Ville

 

The ephemera: Vintage French letter from 1902; vintage UK bus ticket, match book cover from Vegas; old ledger page from 1936, vintage illustration of bicycle; vintage illustration of raven.

Size: 7 inches square

Louis Philippe en Velo

Louis Philippe, en vélo, dévale la côte, et descend vers l’eau. Il était sage, d’apporter sa cage, on ne sait jamais ce que l’on peut trouver. Les marchands de Portobello le séduisent avec leurs belles marchandises.

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Louis Philippe

 

The ephemera: Vintage atlas map of London; antique French document from 1800s; vintage images of bird cage, bicycle and owl.

Size:  7 inches square

Peacock in New York City

He was proud as a peacock, whizzing around New York City on his new bike. It’s handy basket, perfect for picking up all manner of provisions.

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Peacock in New York

The ephemera: Vintage map of New York City; vintage natural history illustration of peacock; vintage bicycle image; old French letter from 1852; vintage stamps from Finland.

Size: 7 inches square

GIFTED to Patricia 🙂

Love Nest

They were nesting, buying plants, painting old furniture to make it new again, setting up the kitchen and decorating the apartment with a combination of his and hers.  Young love blossoming and solidifying in the give and take of your’s and mine, becoming ours.

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The nesting box

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The lid

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The love nests

The ephemera: old love letters and papers from 1800’s France; natural history plate of bird’s eggs.

The found objects:  vintage tart tins; tiny pewter hearts; paper wasp’s nest; small bird’s nests; various feathers; seed pod; antique porcelain doll arms; moth cocoon; vintage anagram letters; antique cigar box with labels.