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.
Bottom dweller he well may be, but he is definitely a force to be reckoned will.
The ephemera: vintage atlas map; antique French document from 1800s; high quality reproduction of an natural history illustration of a crab.
The found objects: antique watch gears; antique royal typewriter parts; vintage fishing tackle; vintage screen tack and other found objects.
Size: 7 inches square
Ninja Squid, guardian of the deep. Beware to all who dare to enter his domain. “En garde!”
aka One-eyed Sid the Squid
The ephemera: Vintage atlas map 1929; vintage french document 1800s; high quality reproduction of natural history image of a squid.
The found objects: glass doll eye 1890; vintage pin, antique watch movement; antique typewriter and watch parts.
Size: 7 inches square
Little orange fins to propel him.
Swim, swim, swim.
the ephemera: decorative paper, handmade paper; school book page from 1800s; high quality reproduction of tropical fish.
Here Spotty! Here Spotty! they called.
Spot did not respond. He was pretending to be a fossil on the ocean bed.
The ephemera: Reproduction of natural history illustration of a fish; old school book page from 1800s on fossils; old calligraphy book page; hand made dark paper.
Size: 5 inches square
He was beautiful with his lemony yellow allure; but there was no doubt about it, he was a bastard; and she knew it.
The ephemera: Reproduction of Natural History illustration of a fish; old book page; decorative paper; antique french document from the 1800s.
Size: 5 inches square.
He had read all the rules, and according to Hoyle, he had played his cards right.
So why was he still playing the field? Why was still going home alone every night?
He looked like an angel with his colours so bright.
I guess he had just not got the point of the game quite right.
SOLD ( at Bound to be Different)
The ephemera: Torn Spine from Card Game Rules By Hoyle; original French legal document from 1800’s; original vintage book page on design and drafting; high quality copy of natural history image of an angel fish.
Size: small 5 inches square on wooden block
Pacific Octopus, en route! On his way! Coming soon! In transit! Delivering! Dashed off! In the post! Expedited!
The ephemera: Map from 1933 Atlas; original French legal document 1878; original vintage stamp; original vintage registered mail sticker; original chapter label; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an octopus.
Size: 5 inches square SOLD at the teeny tiny Art Show .