SERIES| CRAFT DISASTERS 2008
The Craft Disasters images continue my examination of inter-generational expectations and realities through the use of illustrated early- and mid-twentieth century manuals on home management, décor, repair, health, education and etiquette. In this case, the use of calamitous illustrations from textbooks on safety from the late 1930s has been combined with commercially available contemporary scrap-booking papers. I am misusing, or reusing, the craft paper for its intended decorative purpose. This remixes the narrative to create new associations. The juxtaposition of these two unrelated materials encourages information displacement and disorientation.
The scrap-booking papers have been chosen for their color coordination, based on primary and secondary color charts: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple plus black.