Right Brain, Left Brain and never the two shall meet…or so it seemed, politically speaking. So just to be safe, he cleft them in twain and stored them for a later, more enlightened time. He truly was…a really stable genius.
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas map; high quality reproduction of phrenology heads and antique plinths.
Official transport services: Lyon Vaise Registered Fish.
The ephemera: original document from 1800s France; original registered mail sticker France; original bus ticket England; original vintage stamp New Zealand, Original Atlas Map of Europe 1930s; high quality reproduction of natural history fish illustration on 100 % rag paper.
A Commission piece for Sibylla: cycling, skiing and travel all in a collection.
The Nine Tiles are placed in an angled frame without sides. they can be moved around as suits Sibylla’s whim. Each tile has it’s own composition but is part of the whole piece.
The ephemera: old travel hotel labels, vintage images of bicycles, 100 year old French letter, vintage air mail stickers, old maps, family photos, old lift tickets, vintage travel tickets, patents for ski equipment, image of vintage wooden skis, maps of ski hill, vintage world atlas maps, vintage German world clock poster old Eiffel tower poster.
The ephemera: 1936 atlas page of city plan: page from vintage calligraphy book; page from old technical manual 1939; vintage postcard purchased from Trishia Jacobs Carney ; image of a wing from the Graphics Fairy; image of a flying flock.
Found objects: small bird bone, vintage key
Size : 8 inches square on wooden block
The process: layers of original vintage papers with topcoat of gesso; completed with images, both reverse transfer and collage; finished with found objects and archival varnish. This was my demo piece made during my summer collage workshop.
The ephemera: original letter from 1878; original map from 1921 atlas; original stamps and postal stickers; original ration stamps from 1947 France; high quality copy of natural history image of a crab.
This man refused to open his eyes
to the possibility of a different kind of life.
He remains imprisoned
by the same old patterns
that got him here in the first place.
Trapped by his unwillingness
to make a change.
Assemblage box: How to
Step one Find a suitable box: old wooden whiskey crate
Cover the box inside and out with old papers…in this case city plans from an old atlas and an old french document from 1868
Gather found objects and ephemera that suit the theme or idea
Make shelves to fit chosen objects
Affix shelves and main image (mug shot from the 1920s)
Affix found objects
beach combed door handle, padlock, key, metal arrow tag, safe dial, glass eye ball, fishing hook, mouse trap, wooden castor
As the map of her mind began to form she was encouraged by first her family and then her teachers to think deeply and make connections. Her mind map then formed many paths, intricate and interwoven leading to a future full of possibility.
The ephemera: vintage photo, old map of Marseille.
Found it: X Y Z! I guess two bird brains are better than one, when it comes to algebra.
Ephemera: old book cover, handmade paper, leaf ribbon, an old metro ticket, vintage French pharmacy label, vintage French school book page and reproductions of Magasin Printemps card; Mississippi River Flood map; natural history birds images, vintage game board letters.
NEW WORLDS: I love maps. I always have. The shapes and colours, the tiny writing, the grids of longitude and latitude, the symbols and the winding rivers. Maps evoke mystery, adventure and endless possibilities. Maps are always changing and evolving never really currant. This is a series of manipulated maps combining favourite places, intriguing places, places i have been and places I have yet to visit.
Water World: The world is made of water, clean, life giving water, surrounded by little bits of land, pink and green like a patchwork quilt.
The Four Corners of The Earth: I’d follow you to the four corners of the earth…if I could stop by all my favourite places on the way.
Paris Plages: This beautiful city is chopped into manageable pieces and placed carefully by the sea and by the countryside. Now one can bathe and breathe between jaunts to the museums, the monuments and the shops.
An elephant is running away to Portsmouth…why, I do not know. Perhaps to escape the rigours of circus life or perhaps to seek employment in the shipyards. Somehow he seemed to need the red vintage lotto numbers and the gauge to help him on his way. Thanks to Alwen for the elephant image, the map and a very fun art day last fall.