Monday, February 9, 2015

Vintage Automobiles

This collage was done using an old dictionary cover as the substrate.  I used the spine in part of the picture and a photo of my mother and grandmother taken around 1930.  I also used pictures from an old card game my brothers and I used to play.  It's a gift for my son-in-law.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Repurposed 1964 accounting ledger recovered

Repurposed 1964 accounting ledger recovered.
Coptic stitch binding, leather lace and clay button closure.
Interwoven Cultures: The Reunion, The Border

From a youtube video of El Popocatepetl Volcano, I wanted to capture the life force of the eruption plume in my sketch.

The scanned historic designs, on graph paper, were from Oaxacan professional tapestry weaver, Pedro Mendoza.
Nicole Kirch, my daughter, was our group's translator between English and Spanish

Pam Patrie, a professional tapestry weaver from Portland, Oregon was our group's mentor.  The show was held at the Peter Grey Museum of Art, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  There were 43 artists participating and as far away as Argentina.  I felt a need to complete the project by making a journal of the process.
Patti Kirch