Vintage maps and papers, rich with the history of the past are the perfect material for creating this mixed media portrait. They invite the viewer to imagine the story of this human, un-housed, like so many in our communities. Glimpses of hidden words and images suggest the complexity of his struggles and challenges. The orange paint wraps around him with community support and connection. Thank you to all those working on solutions to this crisis.
*portrait source photo credit Pexels.
NB Award of Excellence CVAC Fine Arts Show, SOLD 🙂
24 inches by 24 inches
The ephemera: original vintage maps and documents such as old letters, receipts, newspapers, dictionnary pages.
Hidden words: mania, advocate, diagnosis, old man, middletown, war atlas, infraction, emprisonnement, interdiction, devilish, hunt, hunger, cities and towns and many more.
On the one year anniversary of the World Wide Pandemic we all be ….like this!
The ephemera: Old Book Cover by Robert Louis Stevenson; Original plate from 1930’s botany book; natural history illustration of an owl; vintage face; vintage postal stamp, vintage post mark 1965 Three Hills Alberta; Muybridge’s dancing lady. Top Coat of cold wax.