SERIES | LOST AND FOUND  2011-2012 (TEXTILES)

This series is my third collaboration and exhibition at Galerie Tom Blaess in Bern, Switzerland.  A “lost and found” is an area where visitors can go to retrieve lost articles that may have been found by other visitors.  It is an appropriate title for this body of work, since I continue to integrate my own imagery with illustrations from vintage books and contemporary media, which I redraw, edit and reassemble.

 

This group of work was inspired by my large vintage linen handkerchief collection and some toile-patterned fabric that I have.  The woven backgrounds for these drawings came from scanning white linen handkerchiefs from my collection; printed hankies were mine from my adolescent years  -- I still have them!

 

Don’t Pick the Young Fruit Off the Tree mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2012

Navigating a New Landscape mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2012

Don’t Move mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

Spreading Her Carpet of Green mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2012

Big Game mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

Not Always the Way It Happens mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

He Thought He Was Far Enough Away mixed media drawing, 10 3/4”X16 1/8”on15 1/2 X20 3/4” 2011

Oh, Peggy, Peggy! mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

Somewhere To Go mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

I Hope So Too mixed media drawing, 16 1/" X 17 3/4" 2012

This Is a Street mixed media drawing, 10 3/4" X 16 1/8" on 15 1/2" X 20 3/4" 2012

Many Plans Must Be Made mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011

Most Are Omnivorous mixed media drawing, 10 3/4” X 16 1/8” on 15 1/2” X 20 3/4” 2011