A return to wrapping text in more text. There's a recessed area in the middle though that doesn't really show up here. For this size the cut-out creatures from dictionary pages work well. I added fabric to this one as well and then added color with lavender pencil.
My great-grandmother Bertha Ruble is 2nd from the left in the photo. The rest? The red spoke and it all fell together. I thought I'd throw disimilar elements in this and nearly succeeded. Scribbles are gaining more importance!
When my Aunt Madeline died I was gifted with a number of snapshots of her life that no-one else wanted. Madeline never had any children and spent her time working, cooking,cleaning and partying and the photos reflect this. The folks in the collage here are at one of those parties. The man with the thin mustache intrigues me but so does his companion. I can remember the infrequent parties my parents went to and the pointed heels, teased hair, garter belts. It was such a mysterious and glamorous time....like all times really. But I have mini-meditations on these photographs and to the papers used here. Hence my attraction to collage. This one will be entered into Fresh on Thursday. Cross my fingers.
The last 4 works of this kind started with a set of old photo cards. They mirrored each other, the same couple was in each, in the same pose but with different settings and clothing. They seemed to be taken around the same time since the man and woman didn't look like they had aged. The double image was compelling, and I had to incorporate it into a collage. The set of 4 is looser than usual but that's the direction I'm headed, for better or for worse. This one will be in the AoRC member show coming up next month.
One of 4 experiments in stitching on collage. Previous works are tighter and there is more going on here. Not surprisingly, when I experiment I have less success in shows. I don't have enough sense to keep repeating myself. That's the way it goes!