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.
Natural History, naturally became Sir Percival’s passionate pastime. He travelled hither and thither across the globe in search of the quintessential specimen to add to his quirky collection. Meticulously mounted for display in his study at the Manor House, they piqued the curiosity of all those privileged enough to enjoy a peek.
GIFTED to David
his cabinet of curiosities
The ephemera : original old pages from medical dictionary 1933, original chart of systeme nerveux des animaux from French school book 1868, original page from an electrical manual 1924, reproduction of a natural history book title page, original French letter 1800s, original notarized document 1879, reproduction of label for cabinet of curiosities, snippet of a map of India, reproduction of vintage photo of Victorian man.
The found objects: wooden piano striker key, antique optical lens, copper nail, vintage silk cord, old book cover, jaw bone of a young deer, seed pods from tropical trees in Costa Rica, dried fungus, poppy seed cage, robin’s egg, peacock feathers, horse tooth, vial with deep blue delphinium seeds, manuscript dipped in encaustic wax and a small vintage box lid, wooden box with hinged lid.
Size 8 inches by 10.5 inches wooden box when closed, 18 inches by 10.5 inches when open.
She was obsessed with the dollhouse. Nothing, but nothing else would hold her interest.
NB: New “In the house” series : 1 of 9.
SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)
The ephemera : original vintage dictionary page ( with cool definitions like guillotine, gullible, guinea pig, guile and guardian ) ; snippet of a vintage calling card; vintage photo of solemn girl and doll; decorative victorian motif; original French stamp of general de Gaulle; photo of odd house number from fantan alley in Victoria, BC.
The found objects: german frozen charlotte doll
Size: 3.5 inches x 12 inches x 1 inch on house shaped wooden block
Travelling onwards, leaving the past behind them. No more bills, no more commitments, no more hoarding, no more secrets…Nevermore. The ephemera: old love letter from 1800s, old dictionary page (hoarder), old mechanical manual page; reproductions of old sheet music cover, old French pharmacy label, ancienne facture, old sheet music and autograph page from my grandmother to my mother; reproductions of natural history illustrations, vintage train clock and old map of London; various decorative papers; a variety of vintage numbers both original and reproductions.
Ever since kindergarten Peter had always loved playing games…but never by the rules. Devious, he hid behind a complicated set of moves, needing to win at any cost. It was all about power and perception. Others are starting to see through him of late, questioning his intentions and backing him into a corner. Had Peter finally out manoeuvred himself?
The ephemera: original pages from an antique French copy book from 1890 containing the words homme honnete; original pages from an antique Larousse dictionary from 1900 containing the words jeu, facade and deception, reproduction of vintage caricature drawing.
Found objects: vintage game pieces including lotto card, poker chip, chess piece, bingo numbers, dice, dominoes , scrabble tiles, a playing block, old slide ruler and vintage number 1.
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.
Assemblage box: How to
Step one Find a suitable box: old wooden whiskey crate
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
Gather found objects and ephemera that suit the theme or idea
Make shelves to fit chosen objects
Affix shelves and main image (mug shot from the 1920s)
Affix found objects
beach combed door handle, padlock, key, metal arrow tag, safe dial, glass eye ball, fishing hook, mouse trap, wooden castor
The three of them moved as one, with grace and strength, always together and yet always restricted by the watchful and critical eye of propriety.
SOLD (at Bound to Be Different)
Inside the Box
Main Box:The grace, strength and beauty of the three of them united in movement and affection.
Lid:The strict eye of Victorian society, censoring and judging them for their alternative life style.
The ephemera: Vintage dancer/acrobat photo; vintage pharmacie label, vintage postage stickers, page from French school workbook from 1886. Found objects: lid from an ink bottle, electrical tag, old fuse, clock part, vintage key tag from the Empress Hotel, dolls leg, old folded ruler, vintage metal slide cover, vintage house number and an old cigar box.
It is clogged, the pressure is building, something is going to blow.
Just breathe. Slowly. In and out, in and out .
You will be fine….or not.
The ephemera: photo of old smoke stacks, page from a cahier scolaire from 1889, natural history photos of crows and ravens, a fragment from an old receipt, reproduction of a vintage gage. Encaustic Wax as a top coat.
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This end up! Fragile! Caution! Do not shake!
SOLD (at Bound to be Different)
The ephemera: old letter, vintage house number, water tower, old postal label, natural history photo of a raven, photo of a tree in winter, encaustic wax.
The ephemera: a vintage owl natural history illustration ( reproduction), Old hand written French receipt from 1901 ( original ), a vintage padlock and key, 3 vintage metal typeset letters, a small bottle of china paint powder (golden brown ), a vintage post box number and some rusty wire mesh.
Size : 8 inches by 8 inces
For locals I sourced the key and the letter press SOS letters here:
A crow at work. Watching from the Water tower. Checking on the gauges. All systems ready to go. SOLD
This is number one in a series of three mixed media collages called “A MURDER OF CROWS”. Probably one of the greatest collective nouns around A MURDER. It is right up there with A GAGGLE! Flock and School just fade in comparison really.