COLLAGE AND ALTERED ART

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This website is a portfolio of my work in collage and assemblage


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. Here are my attempts to give them new life and a new history.

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Now showing at the ARTFUL gallery in Courtney BC as part of the STEAMED PUNK show.

Jan. 11 to Feb. 18

nO TiME LeFt fOR yOu.

The ephemera: original antique documents from the 1800s; muybridge’s girl with baskets, photo of crow, reproduction of vintage clock face

The found objects: original enamel watch faces from the 1800s

Size 12 inches by 12 inches

NiGht tIMe oWl

The ephemera: reproductions of natural history image of owl and vintage clock face, photo of poppy seed head, original documents and receipts form the 1800s.

The found objects: vintage checkers pieces, part of vintage globe.

Size 12 inches by 12 inches

For the Birds

This is one is for the Birds. May they take flight, carrying off the hardship and grief for those who have suffered this year and usher in some magic and positive thinking for this new year that is beginning.

Night Owl 20 inches by 20 inches

Red, Red Robin 12 inches by 12 inches ( SOLD)

Black Gull 12 inches by 12 inches

The ephemera: original vintage maps, moon charts, star charts, papers and marine charts.

PONDERING, a collage portrait

Pondering

Ponder, think, thinking , inkling, quiz, quizzical, query, inquiry, investigate, inquire, inquisition, question, comprehend, reflect, thought, thoughtful, pensive, perplexed, pondering.

SOLD 😁

The ephemera: original vintage maps, charts; antique French documents from the 1800s, vintage dictionary words about thinking.

Size: 24 inches by 24 inches

Scientific Crows

A series of scientific crows, calibrating their instruments for experimental investigations.

Scientific crow collages.
crow black ink
SOLD 🙂 corbeau labo

c is for crow

The ephemera: original document 1839; original french receipt 1916; original receipt 1918; crow photography; original pharmacy label; illustrations of columns, table of the elements; vintage mechanical l drawing; ink bottle illustration.

The found objects: vintage watch parts, antique typewriter parts; antique pen nibs, vintage pewter heart pendant, vintage game piece; vintage automotive light, vintage globe hardware; antique nails; vintage stopwatch faces.

Size: 8 inches by 8 inches

CANADIAN SCHOOL ATLAS FISH

A trio of fish equipped for exploration of the ocean depths.

What discoveries await them!

The ephemera: vintage city plan of Montreal 1940s; vintage marine chart symbols; antique school book page 1895; School Atlas title page 1953; mechanical drawings 1940s; postal cancellation stamps 1930s; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of fish.

The found objects: rusty fleur de lys; antique stop watch parts; 1925 royal typewriter parts; antique optical lens; antique pen nibs; antique key.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA PAINT-IN 2022

July 16, 11am to 4 pm, in Victoria BC.

After a two year hiatus due to the world-wide Pandemic, we are finally back to our cultural, in person events here on Vancouver Island. I am so pleased to be participating in THE MOSS STREET PAINT-IN organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. It is the biggest art event of the summer on Vancouver Island with 150 artists and 30,000 attendees. So exciting!

Click Button Below for Artist Map. I will be booth number 86 near the Dallas Street Entrance.

Look for my distinctive red tent housing all my quirky creations. Come by, introduce yourself and chat about Collage with me.

MY STALL FROM THE 2019 PAINT-IN

Altered Octopuses

These under water explorers brandish the tools of their scientific trade, as they scour the ocean floor for specimens and discoveries.

The ephemera: vintage world map, old periodic table, old French receipts from the early 1900s, illustration of ink bottle, high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of octopuses.

The found objects: antique optical lens, vintage royal typewriter parts, vintage fishing tackle, vintage nails, antique stop watch parts, tiny light bulb, vintage pen nibs.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches