Sibylla’s Collection

A Commission piece for Sibylla: cycling, skiing and travel all in a collection.

The Nine Tiles are placed in an angled  frame without sides. they can be moved around as suits Sibylla’s whim. Each tile has it’s own composition but is part of the whole piece.

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The ephemera: old travel hotel labels, vintage images of bicycles, 100 year old French letter, vintage air mail stickers, old maps, family photos, old lift tickets, vintage travel tickets, patents for ski equipment, image of vintage wooden skis, maps of ski hill, vintage world atlas maps, vintage German world clock poster old Eiffel tower poster.

Size: each tile 5 inches square, entire collection 15 inches square.

 

 

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JAIL BIRDS: A COLLECTION part 4

Jailhouse Rock

The warden threw a party in the county jail.

The prison band was there and they began to wail.

The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing.

You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.

 

Lyrics by A. Schroeder et. al.

 

 

Elvis Presley (The king) “Lay it on me daddy-O”

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The ephemera: Muybridge’s man with a hat, old mugshots, natural history owl, vintage tickets, old mail labels, ledger pages, a handwritten French letter from the 1800s, a vintage london hotel luggage sticker and an old undertakers calling card.

 

Here is the complete collection assembled in its frame. ( 20 inches by 20 inches square)  The blocks can be moved around as your fancy takes you. See blue collection and green collection for more about how the blocks can move in the frame.

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JAIL BIRDS: A COLLECTION Part 3

Go directly to jail.

Do not pass go.

Do not collect 200 dollars.

Who will receive the get out of jail free card?

It’s up to you.

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The ephemera:  vintage mugshots, an old receipt, a vintage postcard from Amsterdam, airmail stickers, an old pharmacy label, an old photo of a water tower, muybridge’s dancing girl,  a natural history owl illustration, the cover from an old manuscript, vintage ticket stubs, natural history eggs, a nest and a scrap of old wall paper.

 

 

JAIL BIRDS: A COLLECTION part 2

It wasn’t me, it was the one armed man!  (The Fugitive)

Were they framed?

That is for you to decide.

Here is part two of the JAIL BIRD collection.

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The ephemera: natural history owl illustrations, old mug shots, flying nuns (or are they?) , hotel luggage label, mail stickers, whiskey label, playing card, old ledger pages and vintage bingo cards.

JAIL BIRDS : A COLLECTION part 1

Jail birds, captured and imprisoned. What were their crimes? That is for you to discover. Follow the clues.

This is a 4-part post. There will be 16 jail blocks in all : each with their own tale, each one part of the whole sad story.

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The ephemera: vintage mugshots, various old receipts, natural history owl illustration, vintage hotel sticker,  registered mail label, an old house number from an establishment in Chinatown, an old coupon and an antique playing card ( thank you to http://wingsofwhimsy.wordpress.com/ for this image )

Creatures from the deep; collage

Six little creatures living in a sea of old papers will they ever survive all this paper work?

Titanic tentacles grasping on to the ticket.

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Penny pinching while going over the receipts.Image

Consultations with arms open wide.Image

Weeding through the correspondence.Image

A prickly postcard, will it be well recieved?Image

Mini collages, 2 inches square, destined for a wooden playing block.

CATartrophe!

While I was OFF THE TROPICS (see previous post) my cat decided to use my art archive box as her kitty litter. I lost 8 pieces !  Arrrghhh!

Lessons learned

forgiveness: I forgive you YOUKI.

letting go:  Its not good to be too attached, even to my art work

communication: young adult sons do not understand the concept of change the kitty litter often in the same way I do. What is often?

organization: I should keep my most precious supplies and boxes off the floor of the studio.

opportunity: I will get a chance to rework some pieces.

R.I.P. the lab creations are now of the past…ephemeral art work. So be it.

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Sigh…I am being so good about this that I think I deserve chocolate and red wine…and lots of it.

Red collection: collage blocks

Red collection is a group of 9 wooden tiles that can stand on a shelf, stack or hang on the wall. The colour theme is cream and red. I have included some of my favorite old papers and images in this collection. Travel labels, natural history illustrations, old text, maps etc…

The backs of the tiles are neatly finished with old papers.

Each tile has it’s own composition and can be purchased individually. Click on thumbnail to see a bigger image of each tile. (ONLY TWO LEFT : GEESE BLOCK and LADY CLOWN)

See Green and Blue Collections in previous posts.

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Green Collection: collage blocks

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Green Collection is a series of 20 wooden tiles that slide into a frame. They can be moved around to change up the collection. The collection has two themes  : the colour theme is green, cream, and brown and the content theme is nature, architecture, text and people. The tiles are all finished on the back with maps. All my work is neatly finished on the back with old papers. The tiles also stand up easily on a shelf and can be stacked.

Sliding tiles allows you to change up the composition of the piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The backs of the tiles are neatly finished with old maps.

 

 

 

Each tile has its own individual composition and can stand on a shelf or be hung on the wall. They can be purchased separately and look nice in a group of 3, 6, and 9. Click on the thumbnail to view a bigger image of each tile.

Blue Collection: collage blocks

Blue Collection is a series of 16 wooden tiles that slide into a frame. They can be moved around to change up the collection. I love the playfulness of this. When friends and family come to visit they often change the tiles around and I don’t notice until they have left. The collection has two themes actually : the colour theme is blue, cream, black and white and the content theme is nature, architecture, text and anatomy. The tiles are all finished on the back with maps. All my work is neatly finished on the back with old papers. The tiles also stand up easily on a shelf and can be stacked.

Blue Collection: 16 tiles

The tiles can be removed from the frame and moved about  to change the look of the piece at anytime.

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Each tile has it’s own individual composition and can be purchased separately. So one can have a set of 3, 6 or 9  say to stand on a shelf or hang on the wall. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image of each tile.

 

 

 

 

 

The backs of the tiles are neatly finished   with old maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See green collection and red collection.