Monsieur Octopus was extending his tentacles out into the world.
Size 5.5 inches by 6 inches
The ephemera: original vintage map; Original vintage document; post mark from 1964; vintage bus ticket Cardiff; vintage stamps from New Zealand and Barbados.
He was following his own moral compass, ignoring the currents and tides that swirled around him.
Size 6 inches by 6 inches
The ephemera: original vintage map from 1929; original vintage marine chart, high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of an octopus.
Octopus was ready to burst out of her bubble and reaching out her tentacles to make physical contact.
Size 6 inches by 6 inches
The ephemera: original vintage map from 1929; original vintage marine chart; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of an octopus.
A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.
The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul.
Trois Matelots SOLD 🙂
Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.
Who was watching who?
The ephemera: original vintage maps and charts from the mid 20th century; natural history illustration of a whale; old letters and receipts from the 1800s; vintage stamps.
The found objects: antique watch faces and mouvements.
These pieces will be available at my up-coming studio tour and sale April 23, 24, 25 10 to 5. See
http://www.cowichanartisans.com for map and details.
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
Down by the sea, we dug for buried treasure, just you and me, we didn’t mind the weather.
Bathing Huts inspired by the seaside beach huts on the coast of England
The ephemera: original papers: 20th century vintage atlas maps; old papers from the 19th and 20th centuries..receipts, adverts, dictionary pages,envelopes; ledger pages; original vintage labels, tickets and stamps; old board game numbers; three natural history images of gulls.
Size: 12 inches by 24 inches on wooden cradle.
Medium: Encaustic Mixed Media Collage
More Driftwood boats featuring vintage charts of local waters and small found objects from my collection. The driftwood was salvaged from local beaches on Vancouver Island.
Sail Past ( Background in my Encaustic piece Global Warming)
The Discovery I SOLD to Alys 🙂
The Cowichan comissioned by Jack for Eric and Michelle
The Clelland Island ( available)
The Pender ( SOLD)
The ephemera: vintage nautical charts of the West Coast of Canada
The found objects: driftwood, antique silk yarn; antique cloth flags; ; vintage brass buttons, vintage keys, vintage screen tacks;antique square head nails.
For my brother Jack, featuring our father’s vintage charts, full of memories of our childhood cruising haunts: Montague Harbour, Active Pass, Prevost Island, Wallace Island, Pirate’s cove, Porlier Pass, Blackberry Point and Spotlight Cove. The found objects are nautical items that belonged to our father: vintage key fobs of propeller and an anchor and his power squadron pin from when he was the Commander of the local group. We were fortunate indeed.
Starry, Starry Night, paint your palette blue and gray….
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, vintage atlas image of the moon, handmade paper.
Size: 7 inches by 7 inches
After 40 days at sea, the waves turned into dessert sands. Ulysses was perplexed. Had he struck land or was this another trick of the Gods?
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, vintage receipt.
The found objects: antique watch movement.
Size: 5 inches by 6 inches
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
It was just one world to them. No borders, no politics, just one shared global environment.
The ephemera: antique letter, antique hemisphere map, high quality reproduction of natural history illustrations of three whales.
Size: 7 inches by 7 inches.
They sailed the seven seas just to catch a glimpse of the elusive Jumbo Redhead.
She gave a graceful royal wave and a sly wink, before she glided off to the briny depths.
The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an octopus; original antique letters from the 1800’s: original vintage postal and food stamps
Size: 8 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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