Tuesday, November 27, 2007

unlikely icons

not sure if this is done, but the concept is there...small wooden pieces 1"x2" placed in this old jewelry box...

anna

this is an image of my Grandma Anna and her family--the exact year I am not sure of...1926or 28? The image in xeroxed and put on a trading card....collaged on fabric and framed with red wax and Queen Anne's Lace.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

honeycomb

ready-made by the bees!
i've included close-ups because this one is difficult to photograph with my digital camera.

honeycomb window


hibernation of the hives

this piece is approximately 20x24". It is a photo of an angel statue in the snow, and the negative is scratched. The photo is mounted on board and that is attached to velvet covered foam. Hibernation of the hives was a celebration as they prepared the hives for winter. I can't find much information about it, but it seems significant. The birds reminded me of the snowbirds that flock our open yard and roads.

just learned about Sylvia Plath's poem "wintering" from the book "sweetness and light". it kind of relates to the topic : http://plagiarist.com/poetry/1462/

small abstracts


each piece is on a 3x5" canvas. These were fun experiments allowing the wax to blend with the heat gun.