New mini 4 inch by 4 inch double-sided collage blocks with Sea Creatures on one side and Fish on the other. Original vintage maps form the backgrounds and vintage nautical chart edges form the side borders.
Fibonacci’s fleet spiralling their way home in sequence. The divine ratio was in their DNA.
Size: 48 in by 36 in.
The ephemera: vintage globe, tiny vintage glass beads, small vintage pewter stars, vintage atlas maps from the early 20th century.
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. SOLD 😁
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.
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.
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.
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.