Sans souci, ils ont pris la plongée au coeur de Paris, le centre du monde.
Small Collage on Old Book Cover
The ephemera: Fly leaf and book cover of Plan de Paris from 1947; Original vintage map projection; small diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary, original vintage airmail sticker.
Taking the Plunge
One after another they decided to take the plunge. The world was their oyster.
Collage on Old Book Cover 8 inches by 12 inches
The Ephemera: Vintage Book Cover from old Atlas; Original Receipt from Paris, 1902; Original map projection from Vintage Atlas, Diving figures from vintage Larousse dictionary; photos of poppy seed heads from my garden.
Le directeur du laboratoire, M. Julien G. Éprouvette, disapru à Paris le 31 mai 1901. Un mystère jamais résolu.
Did he go back to the future to prevent the discovery of plastic?
Did he go back in time to find a power source that did not involve fossil fuels?
Did he go underground, hoping to find a way to prevent the Spanish Flu?
Perhaps we will never know.
NB Shhh! This is a cadeau for my son Julien about to start the last year of his Chemistry Degree. C’est un secret.
The ephemera: Vintage Periodic Table; vintage receipt from a Paris Chemical Laboratory, various old papers.
The found objects: Vintage Test tubes, typewriter parts from a 1920s Royal Typewriter; tiny vintage glass bottles, vintage light bulbs (that work!), vintage switch (that works too!) , ceramic insulator tubes, small antique school ink bottle, vintage vacuum tube, wire, vintage gage,vintage tart tin, vintage typewriter bell, vintage thermometer .
Credits: Merci à mon mari Michel who helped me with the wiring so that the vintage light bulb switches on using the vintage switch and a very modern battery hidden, from view.
“It’s a wonderful world if you’ll only take the time to go around it. I am going to undertake to make a journey around the world in Eighty Days” Fineas Fog declared. ” Why that’s absurd!” they said. (-Jules Verne)
She fiercely defended her right to rule over them all: the earth, the moon and skies and even time itself, for these were HER realm. Woe be to those who would oppose her.
The ephemera: Original ledger page from 1926; original vintage city plan from 1928; original antique bill of sale from 1800s; original world analysis from 1930’s atlas; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl from the npl collection; reproductions of lunar illustrations and other antique atlas offerings.
The found objects: original antique watch parts, original vintage alarm clock face; antique royal typewriter parts; tiny vintage light bulb; antique pen nibs; old watch movement; vintage military brass button: vintage house number.
Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.
The ephemera: vintage book cover; damaged vintage photo.
The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.
Westward Ho! Charles shouted, his enthusiasm for adventure overtook him, as all the possibilities created cracks in his conventional veneer, letting his inner most thoughts seep through, overwhelming him. Go forth Charles, meet your destiny!
The ephemera: dammaged vintage portait; vintage book cover.
The found objects: tiny gears from antique pocket watches; vintage brass key.