Friday, February 20, 2009

Well no-one guessed the book



It was the yellow one… this one





The spine was coming a part so I re-attached it and added more bits to the story by doing so




Yes indeed a “life in a nut-shell”






All packed away neatly in a small book







Hidden amongst many books








One day to be found by




?????

On another note...


I have been restoring this old bible for a piece of art that I envisaged well over a year ago.





Not sure how to put the story together, I slowly gathered bits and pieces for it over that time.
The found objects were gathered from New York, Philly, Italy, Melbourne and Sydney but to name just a few.




Over this weekend, I hope to complete the complex piece. It is a Visual Anthology™ that I am so excited to present after all the time and thought over it.

So stayed tuned.
Have a nice weekend.
xo

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Memento Mori
Part 2



I created these small, double sided slides,








to convey short expressions of meaningful moments




Of meaningful textures






Of meaningful images,





no matter how minute




Together, all tell a story of a life




And a time





No longer present








Small expressions






Big impact







Meaning something to






The person to whom the memento’s belongs








Together they sit
with the bullet – housing a special handwritten note






All items hidden







Ones’ inner-most expressions have meaning only to those who know the owner – hidden messages








Hidden within a tin







Hidden within a book






Which book is it – can you tell me please?


XO

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Memento Mori






Meaning, "Be mindful of death"





Or "Remember that you are mortal"






Also a description of an object of remembrance






In Victorian times, people kept ‘memento mori’ of loved ones







There are a number of components to this piece





Twice made Worry beads






Or prayer beads





The linking of the beads with the concept of Memento Mori







Historically many people carried small reminders of their own mortality








Or simply an object or objects that reminds us of a time and a place – never to be repeated but by having that object on us or with us, takes us back to that moment in time.

Stay tuned for Part 2

xo