Commissioned for dear friends Laura and Dawson. May you weather life storms together.
Heading into the Wind ; encaustic mixed media collage
The ephemera: Receipts from Béziers, Languedoc; vintage french stamp; vintage atlas maps of Laura’s favorite places: the Queen Charlottes, Tofino, the Philippines, the South of France ; Comox; Vancouver Island, the Coast of California.
The found object: antique watch works
Size: 6 inches by 12 inches
Summer by the seaside with brightly coloured beach huts ,ice creams, sandcastles and the unreliable British weather. What could be better?
Encaustic mixed media collage 6 inches by 12 inches.
Details of some of the original papers I used in this piece, a letter from 1917; a ledger page from 1916; a cancelled check from 1934; and snippet for a Paris guide 1947 listing les grands magasins.
Lashing and slashing and crashing of waves unrelenting throughout the night
The moon was the only light
To guide them home to Nell’s bight.
Moon globe Moonlight storm detail Moonlight storm
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps
The found objects: rare vintage metal moon globe
Size: 18 inches by 32 inches
Stormy nights seem longer than most, but Moonlight gives hope for a safe outcome.
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps; antique bank receipt
The found objects: vintage watch workings
Size: 7 inches square
Swimming in the Salish Sea, the whale, the whale the seal and me.
We frolicked in the swirling tides with stars and sun as our guide.
Heads or tails, fur, feathers, fins or scales.
Differences matter not, when you are happy with your lot.
details: atlas map waves with encaustic wax.
The ephemera: original atlas map snippets from the early twentieth century; high quality reproductions of an antique star chart and natural history illustrations of sea creatures.
Size: 14 by 18 inches
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Slim pickings for the Winter Crow.
Yet the desolate landscape suited him so.
SOLD (at Bound to Be Different)
The ephemera: original atlas map 1930s; original French legal document 1889; photo of trees in winter; photo of crow. Top layer encaustic wax.
Size: 7 inches square on wooden block.