Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sweep Out the Old

Arrived back home a few days ago and cleaned out our refrigerator to rid it of grossly expired foodstuffs (had a pretty amazing collection of years-old jars of deadly, expired victuals...).  It was so satisfying, I'm doing the same with a bunch of collage images, all done sometime in 2014, all somewhat expired although not necessarily deadly...

 Climbing Cheops With Artichokes
(part of my Stoddard Series)

 Mrs. Hans Hoffman Drives Her New Piggy Cart
(part of my Stoddard Series)

 Georgia O'Keefe Under Sail


 Hot Lake Sanatorium

 Mom, Dad and Little Doreen

 Not What You Thought It Would Be

 Pest Control


Sunday In The Park With George

I Am So Tired of Trying To Save You

Monday, December 15, 2014

Finally Finished...

"Our Family" is a one-of-a-kind artist book that has loomed over me for a year or two, and I'm happy it is finally done,  The time-consuming part of this project was the repair/restoration/alteration of an old, disintegrating Victorian photo album.  The original celluloid covers remain intact, but the bindings, endpapers and photo display pages had to be repaired, replaced and altered.  AND, then when I was near completion about a year ago, I managed to drop it and tear some of the fragile cloth interior bindings.  So, I backtracked, re-bound, reinforced, and pretty much re-whatevered the rest of it. I stripped the photo display pages to the original cardboard and covered them with inkjet images of various old decorative photo album pages and vintage illustration.  Endpapers and the backs of the photo pages are covered with Nepalese Lokta paper in various lovely designs.  Mounted on the display pages are twelve collaged antique cabinet cards depicting some of my stranger relatives, including Fannie with her orange squid tentacles and two unusual librarians (see below).  It has turned out well and I hope to be able to avoid dropping it in future...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Naked Truth

 The Mathematics of Creation

According to Greek mythology humans were originally created with 4 arms 4 legs and a head with 2 faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. (Created for Kollage Kit weekly theme:  "mathematics, numbers"

Ties That Bind

(scanned images from vintage anatomical fold-outs, red silk embroidery thread)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Great Outdoors

 Paternity Was Disputed

The Heist (No Problem, We'll Just Tell Her We Found Them In The River)

Spawned by Dust

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Three Ladies

 I, Robot


Time To Put Herself Back Together (Self-Portrait at 25)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Left-Overs

A left-over Hieronymous Bosch background, plus National Geographics equals...
Penguin Hunt

Left over from an earlier series...
Naked Men in Isolated Places 4

Left-over nude ladies, an old much-used sky and an architectural model...

Friday, November 28, 2014

New Collaborations

 Ode to Narrow-Mindedness
Collaboration No. 28 between Lynn Skordal & Sabine Remy

Collaboration No. 29 between  Sabine Remy & Lynn Skordal

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Dreams (Gastropod)

Pulp Dreams (Office Help)

Pulp Dreams (Little Sister)

 Pulp Dreams (Rogue Gondola Man)

Pulp Dreams (Peril)

Pulp Dreams (Space Warriors)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sepia [see-pee-uh]

Sepia is a warm, reddish-brown or olive-brown color, named after and originally derived from the ink of the cuttlefish.  The cuttlefish, is a small cephalopod with an elongated body and tentacles around its mouth, capable of flashing bright, rapidly changing colors during mating and combat, and although reportedly color-blind, able to almost instantly change its skin color to match its surroundings (even in total darkness) through some mechanism that remains a mystery to scientists. 

Cuttlefish ink was used as a common writing ink during Greco-Roman times, and as an artist's drawing material until the 19th century.  Leonardo da Vinci, for example, used it to sketch, write, draw and make color washes Sepia is also the color of many old photographs, due to the way in which they were processed. And, on a slightly more unfortunate note, Wikipedia declares that during the 1940-50s era, R&B music was sometimes referred to as "race music" or "sepia music."

Sepia suggests warmth, nostalgia and vulnerability -- a quality most often supplied today by PhotoShop, not the cuttlefish. 

Here's some of my recent sepia music...

 Clarice, raised by crows, was ashamed of her human face.

Georgia's Manicure

Hollywood Anguish

Japan No. 25