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.



Orbiting round and round, viewing the earthlings from afar.

The ephemera: original 1948 marine chart of Russia, original sky charts from 1933, high quality reproductions of celestial charts from the 18th century.

Found objects: vintage metal moon globe.

Size 15 inches by 20 inches

Cat: Youki, photo bomber.

Little Robin Redbreast

Little Robin Redbreast Sat upon a tree,

Up went the Pussy-Cat, And down went he;

Down came Pussy-Cat, Away Robin ran,

Says little Robin Redbreast— Catch me if you can.

The ephemera: original vintage papers: vintage city plans, atlas maps, lunar maps, mars map, notarized documents.

Size : 10 inches by 10 inches

Surcyclage Cartographique

Surcyclage Cartographique

Une ancienne carte, un vieil atlas, une jolie carte céleste du 19ième, un ancien plan de ville, une carte marine tâchée avec l’usage… de quoi faire rêver !  Tout ceci forme  le matériel de base pour mes œuvres de collage. Elles sont déjà imbibées d’histoire, de vécu, de mystère, d’aventure. Je vous invite à regarder de près et à explorer toutes les surprises dissimulées dans les tableaux.  Allez, réinventez  une nouvelle histoire pour ces anciens documents cartographiques.

*Le surcyclage ou recyclage valorisant consiste à récupérer des matériaux dont on n’a plus l’usage afin de les transformer en produits de qualité, souvent esthétiques.

My new show in Vancouver at the Francophone Cultural Centre feb.24 to march 30.

Upcycling Map Art

Wilma Millette

An old map, a vintage atlas, a lovely star chart from the 1800’s, an antique city plan, a marine chart stained from much use, these all are pleasing to me. They form a large part of the base materials for my collage art work. They come already rich with a past life, with history, mystery and adventure. I invite you to take a closer look and to explore the surprises hidden in each piece. Go ahead; invent a new story for these old maps and charts.

*Up-cycling consists of re-using discarded materials and transforming them into a quality product that is often of aesthetic value.


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


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


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

Size: 24 inches by 24 inches