UN-HOUSED mixed media portrait

Vintage maps and papers, rich with the history of the past are the perfect material for creating this mixed media portrait. They invite the viewer to imagine the story of this human, un-housed, like so many in our communities. Glimpses of hidden words and images suggest the complexity of his struggles and challenges. The orange paint wraps around him with community support and connection. Thank you to all those working on solutions to this crisis.

*portrait source photo credit Pexels.

NB Award of Excellence CVAC Fine Arts Show, SOLD 🙂

24 inches by 24 inches

The ephemera: original vintage maps and documents such as old letters, receipts, newspapers, dictionnary pages.

Hidden words: mania, advocate, diagnosis, old man, middletown, war atlas, infraction, emprisonnement, interdiction, devilish, hunt, hunger, cities and towns and many more.

Screetch Owl

On the one year anniversary of the World Wide Pandemic we all be ….like this!

The ephemera: Old Book Cover by Robert Louis Stevenson; Original plate from 1930’s botany book; natural history illustration of an owl; vintage face; vintage postal stamp, vintage post mark 1965 Three Hills Alberta; Muybridge’s dancing lady. Top Coat of cold wax.

Size 5.5 inches by 7 inches

Covid Corvids

Three Corvids dealing with Covid in their own ways.

Quarantined Corvid rattling the quarantine cage, to seek the gifts and growth it could bring

SOLD 🙂

Corvid was on the fence. How to proceed? What was the best course of action moving forward?

Isolation Corvid. He was social isolating for the greater good. These were strange times but he understood the interconnection was stronger than ever as they pulled alone and yet together.

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: Photos of corvids ; vintage images of the moon and a bird’s nest; reproductions of antique documents with trees in winter.

Size 7 inches by 7 inches

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.

SOLD 🙂

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

Polar Storm

It was time to pull out the Umbrella: Polar Storm, Melting Ice, Rising Seas…he is beginning to see Red will these humans ever find the key?

collage art

Bird collage

 

The ephemera: Original Vintage Atlas Map of the North Pole; photos of crow and red umbrella.

The found objects:  a intage skeleton key.

Size: 8 inches square on wooden panel