He made damn sure the letter would get there, by hook or by crook!
The ephemera: Original vintage airmail envelope; original stamps and postal stickers; food coupon from WWII; high quality reproduction of group mugshot.
Size: 4 inches by 6 inches on matte board
He rarely left the Gate house,
preferring the Rolls, the Bentley, the Daimler to the Family.
He only barely put up with their presence
while chauffeuring them around the country side.
So naturally he became the prime suspect.
The gate house
In the house series 7/9
The ephemera: old railway map of Britain, reproduction of vintage car illustration, reproduction of vintage mugshot, decorative paper.
The found object: antique key
Matthew was in the dog house AGAIN!
He just couldn’t seem to get things right.
Will he ever learn?
GIFTED ( to Darcie my number one collector)
In the house series 2/9
The ephemera: original city plan from 1935 Atlas, french stamp from antique bill, reproduction of old mugshot, reproduction of london train station clock, decorative paper.
The found objects: deer toe bone found in the woods by yours truly, vintage postal box number.
Size: 12″ X 4″ X 1″ house shaped wooden block.
Calcul mal fait!
Ils croyaient avoir tout prévu:
le château d’eau , la corde , la somnifère, la clé.
ils ont raté leur coup et les voila en dedans…
5 ans au prison de Caen.
Altered cigar box
The ephemera : vintage mug shot, handwritten document from 1828 (original), old image of water tower, étiquette prisons de Caen, page from school calculations notebook 1879 (original) .
The found objects: old cigar box, vintage Canadian uniform button, old wooden checkers piece, small bottle of china paint, old electrical tag, vintage key, old wooden letterpress number.
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They went down to London to spend a few days at the Club.
The East India Club, number 16 Saint-James’s Square.
Away from the the toils and trials of country life
Was the motive one of pure pleasure: reading, gaming, brandy?
Or was there something more shifty, more sinister, afoot?
the ephemera: page from a french school copy book 1889, faded green soft book cover on sides of box, weathered paper, vintage bottle label.
the found objects : stickmen from previous post, red clay poker chip, old black game dice, wooden checker pieces, spectacles, and small bottle of ochre china paint powder.
notice the hole in the head
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Boomdeadda came to play
On an island summer’s day.
She gave the gift of an old yard stick.
I chopped it into little bits…
And made stick people out of it.
I will pay to her hommage
When they show up in an assemblage.
Sorry K…the poem is a little lame but I love the gift and I hope you like what I have done with it. Here they are in sets of threes. I already have a plan in mind for three of them…he he he. And here it is :
The ephemera: vintage photos, a vintage sticker, an image of an old door knob
The found objects: old typewriter keys, old game pieces, a spring, a watch face, a verdigris crown , a rusty key, a washer, a heart shaped charm, a red scrabble tile, a tiny drawer handle and of course a vintage yard stick from a Seattle paint company.
sticking to his convictions,
even under close scrutiny
and in the face of dissent.
He knew he had the key
to a better future.
The lid of the box opens and closes to give a different effect.
The ephemera: vintage mugshot , vintage lighthouse postcard.
The found objects: cigar box ( thank you Tommy), antique optical lense, vintage key, old serial tag, old game piece number.