Sunday, January 31, 2016

Exhibition News: The Crow Show

The Studio Door in San Diego is getting ready to open "The CROW SHOW 2016: A Celebration of Black Birds" in San Diego, CA.  Two of my collage pieces will be included -- Baby Wings & Our Pet Crow offers two collaged cabinet card photos of intriguingly odd children mounted as a diptych on the cover of an 1897 early reading primer, and The Corvid Benevolent Society Album includes collaged cabinet cards of ten bird-loving members of an imaginary Corvid Benevolent Society (their motto: Menti da Lucem, Manibus Corvus, or "light in the mind, crow in the hands"), mounted on the pages of a restored Victorian-era celluloid photograph album. 

The exhibit runs from February 5 - 28, 2016.

 Baby Wings & Our Pet Crow

The Corvid Benevolent Society Album 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Two More Collaboration Pieces

More from the wild and wacky scissors of Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal...

About  Birds and Cats
Collaboration No. 42 (2015)

Are You on Facebook?
Collaboration No. 43 (2016)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Double Vision, a Collaborative Altered Book

Late last year, German collage artist Sabine Remy and I completed an altered book project.  The original book was a small book of love poems by Lois Wyse illustrated with soft-focus black & white photographs.  We completely altered her book with a series of hand-cut paper collages, embellished with embroidery and hand-cut lettering, and rubbed gold, bronze and white pigmented wax on many pages.  Most of the original text has been papered over (sorry, Lois!), but a few words remain to form "found" peoms and phrases.  Covers are painted black with collaged paper images.

Where we started...
where we are going.