Miss Cummins was the lamplighter. She illuminated young minds, showing them the way to self-realisation. She continued thus until her disintegration. Eventually all that was left of her was her fancy hat and legion of followers.
The ephemera: vintage book cover; damaged vintage photo.
The found objects: tiny vintage automotive light bulb; unidentified seed pod from central america.
STAMPED: ALTERED PORTRAIT
Her experiences were stamped on her face as if they had been written there for all to see.
She wears each wrinkle and each imperfection proudly, like badges of honour.
The ephemera: vintage photo, handwritten French letter from the 1800s, vintage botanical drawing of seaweed, vintage French envelope with stamps and postmarks.
This is a departure for me in both subject matter and technique. More altered portraits to come.