Había una vez un barco chiquito
Había una vez un chiquito barco Había una vez un barco chiquito Tan chiquito, tan chiquito, que no podía navegar
– Cepillin ( Ricardo Gonzalez)
3 little boats 6 inches by 6 inches in floating frames…The Pacific Sail, the Ocean Sail and Green Sail
The ephemera: Original vintage maps, original vintage letters and documents, original vintage stamps
The found objects: Vintage watch faces and movements; vintage watch cogs; tiny pewter star
A triptych of Encaustic Map Wave Pieces. 7.5 by 12 inches each.
All three have SOLD 😁
The Wind is Up
The Wind was up so they set sail and headed off for adventure
The Wind is Up The Sailor
The Sailor went to Sea to see what he could see.
The Sailor The Fleet
The fleet headed home to the safety of the harbour.
The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, bills, receipts, vintage stamps.
The found objects: antique watch faces and watch movements.
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
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
Posted in art, collage, encaustic collage, map art, west coast art |
Tagged atlas waves, climat change, globe, ocean, ocean theme, paper boats, social commentary |
Il était un petit navire, il était un petit navire,
Il était un petit navire
qui savait na- na- naviguer,
ohé ohé SOLD 😁
naviguer sur les flots
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, vintage postage stamps
The found objects: a tiny globe
Size: 18 inches by 24 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
Ohé Ohé matelot, matelot navigue sur les flots.
The ephemera: Various original letters and bills from the 1800s to early 1900s. Various original snippets of altas maps from the 1940s and earlier.
The found objects: One half of a papier mâché globe
Size: 22 inches by 30 inches on wooden cradle. Encaustic wax and cold wax finishes.
This was a challenge to myself to create a large piece. The composition changed as I began working on the piece.
I started with the boats..I adore making them and have become obsessed with them.
Next came the water and waves. It was quite challenging to get it right. I am not sure I am there yet but will make more in the future.
Finally the composition with the boats, birds and tiny globe and a top coat of wax on the waves.
Posted in art, collage, ephemera, mail art, map art, west coast art |
Tagged art process, maps, paper boats, seaside, waves, wip |