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.

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

PACHAMAMA

“Pachamama South American Goddess of Fertility, Cultivation and Harvest with the ability to sustain life on Earth.”

Pachamama

The ephemera: original vintage maps, original documents from the 1800s; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of leaves and butterfly, original vintage dictionary pages. original vintage nautical charts, vintage post mark.

Size : 24 by 24 inches.

Fine Art Prints Available

Birds on Bikes

Cycling adventures, ah the joys of holidaying, complete with original vintage maps of far off places.

The ephemera: vintage stamps, vintage maps, antique papers, high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of birds and bicycles.

CREARTFUL DODGER STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

COWICHAN ARTISANS 2022 SPRING STUDIO TOUR MAY 13, 14, 15. 10 am to 5 pm.

I am excited to invite you to visit my studio during the Tour weekend. Address is 1010 Redcap ST. Duncan BC. in beautiful Maple Bay on Vancouver Island.

Here is a link to the tour map.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1I7HTnjJnnKjDaWiC7NO7PY8qQzt-t-wE&ll=48.75533810220193%2C-123.74256545&z=12

I have lots of exciting new works to show. There will be a sale table under the tent in the garden. You can visit my gallery and work room, explore all my unusual art supplies and learn more about Collage and Assemblage Art.

The Gallery and Workshop

A sneak peek at some of the pieces available during the tour