I have finally finished my book “Placing Out in America.” This is the front of the book. I used a little piece of rusted screen to create the window with the flag showing through it.
This was quite a project for me, and very different from my usual type of art. Mostly because I was not using any drawings or paintings of my own, but found objects, and old photos. I collect old photographs mainly based on the expression of the face. I have a lot of children, they tell such a story with their faces.
I tried to age all the paper used, including the found objects. I loved finding this little flag, and tea dyed it and cut off the stars to indicate the year 1854.
This is what I placed under the flag. An old piece of handmade quilt, completely in tatters. I thought it indicated the…
View original post 357 more words