Born to be Wild

Heading down the highway

Looking for adventure

or whatever comes her way.

Tilly was a woman to be reckoned with.

( Beatrice Shilling british aeronautical engineer and motorcycle racer)

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Inside left of cigar box Tilly, her map and her tools.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe box open.
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Top view.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdetails

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe box closed

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The ephemera: originals: registered mail sticker, torn bit of letter sent via clipper, ration stickers from World War II, vintage French envelope addressed to a Parisian doctor, antique manuscript from the 1800s and  reproductions of vintage map of the south of France, reproduction of a vintage photo of Beatrice Shilling aka Tilly.

The found objects: old cigar box, vintage anagram letters, old gages, antique pocket watch, old switch, vintage key, vintage castor wheel, vintage zinc letter 3, old door knob.

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10 thoughts on “Born to be Wild

  1. That’s really cool I just got a new magazine on motorcycles
    How cool is that
    It’s by this artist named David Mann
    You should check him out
    Great piece
    As always is…..
    Sheldon

    • hey thanks sheldon, i will. my husband just bought a motorcycle so i made this piece with him in mind even though the racer is a woman…i just couldn’t resist this photo and had to use it.

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