Sibylla’s Collection

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.

Size: each tile 5 inches square, entire collection 15 inches square.

Crabbing

Let’s going crabbing down by the shore.

I’ll bring the net you bring the pail.

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: assemblage

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.
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Assemblage box: How to

Step one Find a suitable box: old wooden whiskey crate

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Step two:
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

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Step three:
Gather found objects and ephemera that suit the theme or idea
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Step four:
Make shelves to fit chosen objects
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Step five:
Affix shelves and main image (mug shot from the 1920s)
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Step six:
Affix found objects
beach combed door handle, padlock, key, metal arrow tag, safe dial, glass eye ball, fishing hook, mouse trap, wooden castor

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new worlds: map art

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.