Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Take 5

Fragments of antique book bindings, TITA candy wrapper from Argentina, match book from Cafe Loup, card from Jenny Holtzer retrospective at the Whitney "GOOD DEEDS EVENTUALLY ARE REWARDED", diploma seal, ethnic textile, found word "take", found number "5", Japanese cookbook, postcard of Gaudi staircase, vintage fabric, 3-d puzzle pieces illustration, wrought iron gate, Agam silk screen.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Borrowed Books

Bindings from the archive of the New York Public Library

State of Staircase

Certificate from State of New York, woven belt, photo of Giovanelli residence staircase, Mercer Island, Washington, 1959, Wendell Lovett architect. Photo from MSCUA, University of Washington Libraries.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Random Scan: idid

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Medals & Minerals

Rock specimen box and box cover, auction listing for American Indian artifacts, assorted medals on ribbons.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wrestling Santos

Navajo weaving, horse bit, cover of a wrestling video, antique santos hands, pressed flower from 1897.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Venus & Dansk

Once again, as soon as I scanned a page from an old collage journal (lower left quadrant: red foil, Venus de Milo), I just had to start combining it with other images--like the Dansk candelabra which is just so graphic and graceful, and the rust cover of an old Russian book with such an lovely little silhouette. The vertical striped image on the upper left is from a photo of old painted paper--such a serene, and peaceful palette.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Surrogates & Rays

Yellow coaster on top of NY Times photo of Allan McCollum's "Collection of Forty Plaster Surrogates", Rays Pizza sign, Metro North tracks.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blue Hearts of Glass, TOO MUCH AIR AIN'T ENUF!

OJ II ELITES Skateboard sticker: "SPEED WHEELS SANTA CRUZ - METHODAIR ON A DARE- OJ II - TOO MUCH AIR AIN'T ENUF! - FLY TILL YA DIE - OLLIE ON A DIME!- OJ II ELITES" ; Navajo rug; vintage blue glass hearts, infographic about consumer markets in China.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Needles & Cheese

Covered cheese dish, vintage needle package, desktop.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rainbow & String

Clay rainbow from an art piece at the Wassaic Project, part of an installation of ceiling to floor string "cones" also at Wassaic.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Horse Fever

I loved the well-worn look of this vintage straw bag with leather trim. My friend was absolutely right that I would want to photograph 'Horse Fever' before she gave it as a birthday gift to a horse-loving 10-year old girl.
Gorgeous blue molding from one of the many Swedish antique pieces that fill their beautiful home.