A Commission piece for Sibylla: cycling, skiing and travel all in a collection.
The Nine Tiles are placed in an angled frame without sides. they can be moved around as suits Sibylla’s whim. Each tile has it’s own composition but is part of the whole piece.
The ephemera: old travel hotel labels, vintage images of bicycles, 100 year old French letter, vintage air mail stickers, old maps, family photos, old lift tickets, vintage travel tickets, patents for ski equipment, image of vintage wooden skis, maps of ski hill, vintage world atlas maps, vintage German world clock poster old Eiffel tower poster.
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.
The ephemera: vintage photo of the dolly sisters, French antique dictionary pages, vintage handwritten letter, fragment from a vintage French school book, old colour swatch image, vintage tobacco labels.
The found objects: old optical lenses, watch face, peacock feather, metal crow’s foot, tiny watch part vial with pearl beads, typewriter keys and game pieces to form the word sisters, vintage buttons, old heart charms, the lid of a vintage music box, old tobacco 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.
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: