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
Petit bateau s’en va sur l’eau,
flotte, flotte sur les flots.
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, antique bank receipt
The found objects: 2 franc coin from 1944
Size: 6 inches by 5 inches
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
Whaling, wailing in the moonlight with no-one near, no-one to hear as she shed a tear.
The ephemera: antique letter, antique map from Dutch Atlas 1929; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of a whale and three moons.
Size: 7 inches by 7 inches.
Island life is much more laid back, they all agreed…you can hitch a ride to the harbour; hang-out with your peeps; chill out on the beach.., they would never dream of moving to the city.
SOLD 🙂 at the Maritime Centre Show.
Seagull on top
The ephemera: Original vintage West Coast Marine Chart; vintage stamp from Poland of course; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of sea creatures.
Size: 6 inches square.
Her majesty demanded that they turn the water into wine for her sunset sail. “We are amused” she gaily declared as she sailed out to sea.
The ephemera: original vintage dictionary and atlas maps; original bank receipt 1939: original vintage atlas star chart
The found objects: tiny metal star; vintage tacks; vintage silk thread
Size: 6 inches square on wooden cradle
Encaustic Wax, Molding Paste; Cold Wax
As night fell and twilight slowly darkened the waves, they set sail for new adventures.
Night Sail : Encaustic Collage
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letter and stamps; original vintage night time map of the earth
The found objects: tiny antique cloth flag; tiny vintage map pin
Size: 12 inches square on wooden cradle
The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.
The winds of change
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letters; original vintage stamps.
The found objects: Vintage Globe reproduction of one from the 1700s; original antique tiny flags: tiny vintage pins.
Size: 20 inches by 30 inches
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Tagged atlas waves, climat change, globe, ocean, ocean theme, paper boats, social commentary |