Highways and Byways

He searched the highways and byways looking for mushrooms but he could not find a single one! Sold at the Fall Studio tour 🙂

highways and byways

The ephemera: original vintage sheet music: high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations.

Octopus Ink

Pen to ink, he scribbled late into the night…everyone has at least one novel in them, and he was determined to finish his.

SOLD at the Fall Studio Tour 🙂

Octopus Ink

The ephemera: original Antique dictionary page; orginal vintage map; original antique illustration of ink bottle; high quality reproduction of Natural history illustration of an Octopus.

The found objects: two antique pen nibs

A trio of Cuttles

The trio went their seperate ways headed for a life of adventure. One headed for Paris, the other to the South Seas and the third was roaming the globe. The would meet up again one day, of that you could be sure.

The ephemera: Vintage Atlas Maps from the 1940s; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of Cuttle Fish.

Size: 5 inches by 5 inches

The Star Making Machine

Queenie was caught up in the Star making Machine called Hollywood.

Would she make it through unscathed.

The ephemera: Original legal document from 1800s; vintage photo.

The found objects: vintage watch movement; tiny vintage metal stars; vintage zinc letter Q; parts from an antique royal typewriter.

Size 7 inches by 7 inches.

Hermione

Hermione had locked up all her secrets but she could not bear to throw away the key.

Hermione

The ephemera: Original Antique French Document from 1800s; vintage phone printed on one hundred percent cotton photo rag paper.

The found objects: antique key, small vintage padlock; parts from a 1924 antique royal typewriter; tiny vintage automotive light bulb; tiny vintage metal star, vintage cog, vintage washer.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

George in the Lab

George had spent so many hours at work that he had become a fixture in the lab.

George in the Lab

Sometimes the possibilities seem endless…here is a short slide show of some of the Georges that did not make the cut.

The ephemera: Original vintage ledger page from 1902 and high quality reproduction of antique portrait drawing.

The found objects: antique stop watch; antique royal typewriter parts; antique optical lens; watch parts; antique pen nib; vintage watch vials with tiny rat bones; old fuse, tiny roller.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Phénomènes Mécaniques

Modifications are all in place, ready for action!

The ephemera: original school book page from 1896; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a squid.

Found objects: vintage automotive light bulb; antique pen nib; tiny watch gears; vintage royal typewriter parts: antique glass doll eye.

In the Vicinity of Georgia Strait

While he was in the Vicinity he thought he would set Georgia straight!

SOLD to Zabrina 🙂

The ephemera: Original Vintage chart of Georgia Strait; high quality reproduction of a Natural History illustration of a Cuttlefish.

The found objects: antique glass doll eye; Vintage watch casing, movements and various gears; Royal typewriter striking key and other type writer bits.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Assimilated Owl

He had been been Assimilated. He was never alone, no longer individual.

SOLD at the Fall Studio Tour 🙂

Assimilated Owl

A making of video. The process of deciding what and what not to add can be a long one. One fellow assemblage artist refers to it as the audition process. 🙂

What made the cut: printers wooden number 3; clock hand, typewriter bits; watch parts; seed pod; optical lens; catalogue pic of hook; 1868 French School Book page.

Crow Borg

He would not be assimilated…no matter what the Queen said.

SOLD 🙂 at the Fall Studio Tour

Crow Borg

The ephemera: Original Ledger Page from 1916; images from 1902 catalogue; photograph of a crow.

The found objects: old stop watch movement; antique royal typewriter bits; vintage wooden chess pawn; antique key; vintage drawer pull.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Corbeau-Labo

Corbeau-Labo had been experimenting on himself for many months. His new and improved super-self emerges from the lab.

SOLD 🙂 at the Fall Studio Tour

Corbeau- Labo: Mixed Media collage

The ephemera: Original antique receipt from 1913; photograph of a raven; hook image from an original 1902 catalogue.

The found objects: vintage mail box number; vintage draw pull; vintage fountain pen nib; various bits from a vintage royal typewriter.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches on wooden cradle

The Anatomy of Loss

Loss comes in many forms and needs to be grieved

but your body can help you through it if you will let it.

Altered Clock Case

Arms for reaching out. Heart for slow beats forward and Lungs for remembering to breathe.

Ear for receiving comfort; Mouth for speaking your truth; Eyes for looking forward to a new path.

Bones for Strength; Spine for bending without breaking.

Brain for looking for the gifts that often come with loss.

Loss in its many forms: represented by these beautifully disintegrating vintage photographs.

The ephemera: Original ledger pages from 1917; Complete Notarized document page from 1868; high quality reproductions of antique anatomy illustrations; damaged vintage photos; old encyclopedia pages.

The found objects: antique clock case; old kodak slide boxes; altoid tin; vintage red ten; various other vintage boxes; antique optical lens; vintage toy blocks.

This one was a labour of love.

Artist Colour Box

Pigment, glorious pigment… sunny ochre; mud pie umber; depression blue; snake in the grass green; crime crimson; mysterious black; little lie white; plummy purple and orangutan orange. She drifted off into the colour wheel of her mind.

The Trousse

Artist colours

Artist Pigments

Artist Tools

ARTIST COLOUR BOX; An Homage to my Aunt Billy to whom these vials of china paint powder and old tools belonged. She encouraged me to be a creative and independent thinker right from the start…I still miss her after all these years.

The ephemera: Various antique colour charts and map legends; a vintage photo

The found objects: brayer; palette knife, artist brushes; silver spoon, vials of china paint powder; altoid tin ; round box; paiint tin lid; cigar box.

Island Life

Island life is much more laid back, they all agreed…you can hitch a ride to the harbour; hang-out with your peeps; chill out on the beach.., they would never dream of moving to the city.

SOLD 🙂 at the Maritime Centre Show.

Collage artwork
Seagull on top

The ephemera: Original vintage West Coast Marine Chart; vintage stamp from Poland of course; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of sea creatures.

Size: 6 inches square.

Open Ocean

Rolling, Pounding, Ebbing, Frothing, Thundering, Exhilarating, Gentle, Soothing, Calming ...WAVES.

Clear Sailing Ahead SOLD 🙂 Open Ocean Available at the Cowichan Maritime Centre until Aug. 18 along with more of my recent Works.

The ephemera: Original Vintage Atlas Maps and Nautical Charts; original hand written letters from the 1800s and food ration stamps from WW1.

Size: 5 inches by 10 inches.

Sunset Sail

Her majesty demanded that they turn the water into wine for her sunset sail. “We are amused” she gaily declared as she sailed out to sea.

SOLD 🙂

encaustic collage
Sunset Sail

The ephemera: original vintage dictionary and atlas maps; original bank receipt 1939: original vintage atlas star chart

The found objects: tiny metal star; vintage tacks; vintage silk thread

Size: 6 inches square on wooden cradle

Encaustic Wax, Molding Paste; Cold Wax

Night Sail

As night fell and twilight slowly darkened the waves, they set sail for new adventures.

Night Sail : Encaustic Collage

The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letter and stamps; original vintage night time map of the earth

The found objects: tiny antique cloth flag; tiny vintage map pin

Size: 12 inches square on wooden cradle

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.

The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letters; original vintage stamps.

The found objects:  Vintage Globe reproduction of one from the 1700s; original antique tiny flags: tiny vintage pins.

Size: 20 inches by 30 inches

The argument

He said; She said…it was the same old back seat driver argument they had had, a hundred times before.  They always got where they were going…eventually.

SOLD 🙂

Collage Artwork
Collage Artwork

The ephemera:  High quality reproductions of old map; vintage bicycle illustration and bird cage;  photos of a crow and a raven

Size: 9 inches square

Polar Storm

It was time to pull out the Umbrella: Polar Storm, Melting Ice, Rising Seas…he is beginning to see Red will these humans ever find the key?

collage art

Bird collage

 

The ephemera: Original Vintage Atlas Map of the North Pole; photos of crow and red umbrella.

The found objects:  a intage skeleton key.

Size: 8 inches square on wooden panel

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon.

Way up in the Sky in My Beautiful Balloon.

We can float above the skies together you and I.

For We can Fly.

SOLD 🙂

collage artwork
up, up and away

The ephemera: Original Antique Atlas Map from 1921; high quality reproductions of Natural History Illustration of a Whale and Vintage Hot Air Balloon.

Size: 8 inches Square