Biker Chick

Head out on the highway, looking for adventure

and whatever comes her way…

yeah darling gone make it happen,

take the world in your loving embrace…

Born to be wild.

-Steppenwolf

collage art

The ephemera: Natural history image of chicken, Mississippi flood plain map, vintage French letter, image of vintage bicycle, bird’s nest illustration.

Mixed collage Size 7 inches square

SOLD 

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Limber

Limber: limp; easily bent; pliant

He was limber; flexible; but not easily swayed by the currants and tides of the political times in which he lived; and certainly, not pliant.

SOLD at Bound to be Differentlimber

The ephemera: high quality copy of natural history illustration of octopus; original letter from 1888, original vintage stamps and airmail stickers; original dictionary snippet 1900. Original atlas map 1921.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches on wooden block

SOLD at Bound to Be Different Gallery Boutique; thanks Amy!

 

Saltair

Summers at the beach at Saltair. 

Alberta and May gossiping in the shade.

The picnic, tucked in the basket can wait awhile.

Halycon days, watching  the grand children

sailing, padding, collecting shells.

Altered Cigar Box

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The ephemera: Vintage photo of  Alberta and May. Antique original handwritten letter, original vintage postcard of sail boat, original vintage Map Projections from old Atlas, original vintage bill receipt and and a snippet of an original  vintage program to see Madame Butterfly.

The found objects: antique glass bottle, small sea urchin skeleton, fish vertebra, quartz crystal, bit of broken shell and and old cigar box.

Back of the Box : Map Projections

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Details: Alberta and May, my two grandmothers, relaxing at the Beach at Saltair, Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1949 or 1950.

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Par avion

Il s’en va au nouveau monde pour faire fortune.

Un dernier regard en arrière avant de partir.

Espoir et regrets se lisent sur son visage.

Par avion…pour de bon!

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The ephemera : reproductions of vintage air mail stickers, old map, natural history image of owl and original vintage airmail stamp.

 

Travellers

Travelling onwards, leaving the past behind them. No more bills, no more commitments, no more hoarding, no more secrets…Nevermore. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ephemera: old love letter from 1800s, old dictionary page (hoarder), old mechanical manual page; reproductions of old sheet music cover, old French pharmacy label, ancienne facture, old sheet music and autograph page from my grandmother to my mother; reproductions of natural history illustrations, vintage train clock and old map of London; various decorative papers; a variety of vintage numbers both original and reproductions.

12 inches by 24 inches by 2 inches wooden cradle.

 

 

EMPTY NEST

She spent her days building the nest.

With care and love, it was warm, secure and nurturing.

It was her most important task in life.

Time passes and the fledglings have left

the nest empty.

The task is complete.

SOLD ( as Maple Bay Marina Gallery)

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The ephemera : Old map of France, handwritten envelope destined for Paris, handmade paper with tiny twigs, old dictionary pages. Found objects: birds nest, antique key, door handle, small icon, beach glass, old crystals from a chandelier, beach stone and vintage thread.

A MURDER OF CROWS part 3 CHEZ ODETTE : collage

Alors vous voulez des choux à la crème?

C’est décidé! Chez Odette à Paris.

Après tout, c’est leur spécialité.

Mais vous manquez votre coup.

Les corbeaux sont arrivés avant vous.

Ils vont sûrement vous  dérober!

SOLD

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Purchase prints here

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7 inches square on wooden block.

TIME FLIES : collage

My, my how time flies!

A raven, from his perch on the tube  station clock pours over the London map of poverty. Is he choosing where best to find plunder or is he pondering where to settle into new digs.

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Perhaps he has learnt to cultivate that slight hint of fustiness in his manner.

(that line is for you Wayne’s Radios)

FISHY BUSINESS: collage

I seem to have fish on the brain…inspired by an invite to show at the new gallery at our local marina perhaps. Show starts Feb. 5.

EYES CLOSED
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wear your party hat, no one will notice, we’ll all keep our eyes shut

FISH RATIONS

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your ration: one and three quarters fish

LA COURBE DE TES YEUX

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there is something fishy about that girl

Speech Bubbles: London: mixed media collage

All those souls, past and present, jumbled together in that glorious monster of a city that is London. Their thoughts, hopes and dreams rising  from the Thames like bubbles so easily burst.

Fold out map from an old guide book to London layered with paint and ink.

old papers : post card, letter, dictionary page, receipt, notarized document, calling card,  school copy book.