Under Starry Skies

Under starry skies,

He sat and contemplated life.

He let go of the lies.

He let go of the strife.

Now wiser than before,

Ready to face the night,

once more.

SOLD

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The ephemera: Original French Document from 1822; Original star chart from 1933; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of an owl.

Found objects: bird’s nest; twiggy branch.

Size: 14 by 16 inches

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Mechanical Pink

He was fully functional, keyed up and ready for his first Autonomous Adventure as an Automaton.  No Droguerie necessary.

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Mechanical Pink @ two hoots gallery

The ephemera: original French billhead from 1900; High quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a fish.

The found objects: vintage fish tackle; tiny antique key; antique typewriter and watch parts.

Size: 6 inches square on wooden substrate.

Guardian of the Deep

Ninja Squid, guardian of the deep. Beware to all who dare to enter his domain. “En garde!”

aka One-eyed Sid the Squid

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The ephemera: Vintage atlas map 1929; vintage french document 1800s; high quality reproduction of natural history image of a squid.

The found objects: glass doll eye 1890; vintage pin, antique watch movement; antique typewriter and watch parts.

Size: 6 inches square

Swallow Tail Time

It was  l’année 1909,  and the Season was upon them.  It was Swallow Tail Time, elegant, fragile, and yet, anything but sedate.

SOLD 😁

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The ephemera: Original Ledger Page from 1909 France; high quality reproduction of an antique, natural history illustration of a swallow tail butterfly.

The found objects: Vintage watch face, antique key; vintage watch hands and small found metal parts.

Size: 6 inches square

Jutra Japon Papillon

Jutra Japon petit papillon, fluttering  amongst the beautiful purple script carefully put to page by Marie-Hélène in 1889.

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The ephemera: Original page  from Marie-Hélène’s copy book dated 1889; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a beautiful butterfly.

The found objects:  vintage watch face; various parts of watches and an antique royal typewriter.

Size: 6 inches square on wooden block

The Inner-workings of a Butterfly

The inner-workings of the unassuming butterfly are complex and yet functional. Fuelled by super charged nectar and pollen, he can  flip and flap his wings with amazing power and speed. This secret weapon is the key to his survival in the harsh world of the back yard garden, where predators are lurking behind every bloom.

( Read aloud in a campy  version of  Richard Attenborough)
SOLD 😁

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the ephemera: Original French document from the 1800s; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a butterfly.

the found objects: vintage watch mechanisms and parts; antique key.

Size: 6 inches square

P comme Papillon

P comme papillon.  Papillon automatique, qui vole et virevolte sans effort et sans cesse, butinant des milliers de fleurs en un rien de temps.

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The ephemera: Original French document from 1848; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a butterfly.

The found objects: bits from a vintage royal typewriter; a vintage wooden chess piece; to small vintage heart charms.

Size:  6 inches square

 

Modern Moth

He was a modern moth, luna but not lunatic. There was some ticking and tocking, for to be sure, but nothing to be concerned about. He had his tiny lamp and his feathery antennas to keep him on track.

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The ephemera: Original Page from a Canadian School Atlas from 1878; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of the Luna moth, on 100 % rag paper.

The found objects: antique watch face; tiny vintage light bulb; peacock plumes and tiny metal bits from an old royal typewriter.

Size: 6 inches square on wooden block

Murder Mystery: Peril at End House

Nick Buckley, the young and reckless mistress of End House, she tried to shrug off three near escapes from violent death. Were these accidents or attempted murder? Hercule Poirot felt a thrill of fear, no motive, no motive, yet someone had tried to kill not once but three times!  – Agatha Christie

Number 4 in the murder mystery.

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The ephemera: Vintage portrait, photo of a flower, vintage photo of ivy covered house, original old documents  from 1900.

 

 

Parapluie Rouge

Jour de pluie, je m’ennuie,

mais mon parapluie, lui,

me donne envie

de sortir de ma coquille.

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The ephemera:  Original Documents: old dictionary page,  old red calligraphy, city plan from the 1930s, french legal document from the 1800s.  Photos of a red umbrella and a crow printed on 100 % rag photo paper.

The found object: little antique key

Size: 10 inches square on wooden cradle

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really care, about the time?

If so, I can’t imagine why, we’ve all had time enough to cry.

 

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The ephemera: Original French document from the 1800s; high quality reproductions of natural history image of an ostrich, a black umbrella photo and watch faces.

Size: 12 inches square on wooden block

Red Umbrella

On those grey, rainy days in the City, his Red Umbrella saw him through; turning heads and brightening the dreary day.

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The ephemera: Antique French document from 1819, a scrap of decorative paper; high quality reproduction of a vintage natural history illustration of a crow; red umbrella photo.

The found objects: vintage watch face

Size 12 inches square on wooden cradle

SOLD to Monique

Eight

Defender of the deep, he had eight arms to protect his ocean home. Do not mess with Monsieur Pieuvre.

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The ephemera: natural history image of an octopus; original chart from old French school book

The found objects: vintage house number; clock hand; antique doll’s eye; Old watch movements and casing; old washer and a vintage coocoo clock part and some teeny, tiny vintage watch gears.

Size 7 inches square

SOLD

Robotic Vulture

Just flip the switch and watch him go. The Robotic Vulture will make quick work of all your carcasses and left over carrion. He comes complete with a complimentary energy tube.

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Robotic Vulture

The ephemera: Original ledger paper from the 1800’s; high quality reproduction of a natural history image of a vulture.

The found objects: a vintage light switch; a vintage royal typewriter key; reproduction of a radio tube; various vintage watch parts and other metal found objects.

Size: 7 inches square

Wind-up Owl

It was so easy to wind him up. All you had to do was call him Chouette and he would loose it completely.

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Wind up Owl

The ephemera: Antique school book page from the 1800’s; reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.; vintage mail tampon.

The found objects: antique watch casing and parts; various parts from an antique royal typewriter; other metal found objects.

Size: 7 inches square.

SOLD

Time Travelling Owl

He was timeless, literally. He could flit in and out of the time space continuum at will. It was just the way he was hard-wired.  He embraced his “exceptionality”.

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Time travelling owl

The ephemera: Antique French document circa 1800s; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.

The found objects: vintage watch movement; parts and dials; vintage royal typewriter parts; small metal salvaged items.

Size: 7 inch square

Mechanical Blackbird

Blackbird repaired his broken wing and learned to fly again, learned to be so free.

 

The ephemera: original French document from 1800s; original vintage catalogue illustration; high quality reproduction of natural history image of blackbird.

The found objects: small key; two wooden gears; vintage watch and clock parts; typewriter striker key from 1920’s Royal Typewriter

Size: 7 inches square

Available for purchase at Two Hoots Gallery in Cobble Hill BC

Jane Eyre-Steam Punked

When she learned, on her wedding day,  of Mr. Rochester’s deception, Jane was steamed!

And off she went to reinvent herself, a warrior woman, on to new adventures minus the scoundrel.

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Jane Eyre steam punked

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Jane’s crazy glasses.

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Jane’s head dress.

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Jane’s Modifications

SOLD to Robert 🙂

The ephemera: Original French School Book Page from 1898; high quality reproduction of a vintage portrait on 100 % rag paper.

The found objects: royal typewriter key; watch spring, wooden gears; wooden number stamp; typewriter parts; vintage watch casings.

Pink Run

Early September, time for the Pinks to run. She was off to join the others, to swim up stream. Watch out for the hipster waders, at the river mouth, with their nets and rods, they may not know about catch and release.

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The ephemera: Original book page; antique French document from 1800s, hand made pulpy paper and reproduction of natural history illustration of a pink salmon.

Size: 5 inches square

Rainy day games

Rainy day, nursery games. Banished to the nursery, the sisters had oodles of time  to play games. Unbeknown to the parents,  poker was fast becoming a favourite when nanny was on her tea break.

 

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The ephemera: vintage bingo card, various bits of vintage paper, high quality reproduction of  vintage photo of young girls.

The found objects: clay poker chip, vintage lotto game piece.

All about that bass

Yeah, you know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble!

All about that bass, ’bout that base no treble (X 2)

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I  got more arms than two

But I can swim, swim, like I’m supposed to do

I’ve got that boom, boom that all the fish chase

All the right tentacles in all the right places!

Sorry  for the poor parody Meghan Trainor

All about that bass

SOLD 🙂

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the ephemera: vintage music card; antique French document from 1840; antique paper; high quality copy of natural history illustration of an octopus.

size: small 5 inches square

 

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

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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 

Tour de France

He was off on his own Tour de France. He would camp on the banks of the canals and eat fromage and chocolat, savouring every minute.

Collage art

 

The ephemera:  Vintage map of France; old image of bicycle; vintage bird cage image, natural history image of crow; antique French legal document.

Mixed collage: digital and traditional

SOLD