Feeling Out of Place

November 19th, 2017

Glove Love

November 16th, 2017

More from the series of images about some family history. My grandfather’s grandfather made a fortune selling gloves. He rose from humble beginnings as an apprentice to his brother.

Right around when Charles Darwin was shaking things up gloves were a wonderful way to show how un-animal you were. (Probably why Micky Mouse wears them.)

Family Planning

November 15th, 2017

Another image in the series about Emily a long ago relative.

Long Story Short

November 13th, 2017

This series of images considers the plight of eighteen-year old Emily who was told who she she had to marry.

 

 

what would he be like

Me Inside

November 12th, 2017

From a silhouette of myself age three (that I don’t ever recall ever seeing before) . Thank you to my sister Diney for unearthing this.

22 x 26 inches (framed 30 x 33 inches)

22 x 26 inches (framed 30 x 33 inches)

In a Tight Spot

November 10th, 2017

From a collection of new images about a dilemna one of my relatives found herself in.

 

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A Pattern

November 8th, 2017

September 2017

Chance Encounter

October 31st, 2017

Me and a Superhero I chanced to meet. Posing, as one does.

Paper View

October 26th, 2017

I must have been twelve or thirteen years old and living in London when my mother (for reasons she and I both forget) introduced me to a charming older lady named Peggy Angus. Amazing but true, Peggy produced wallpaper with her own hands using a linocut technique. An enthusiastic follower of William Morris, there was something about the simpliciy and hand hewn quality of Peggy’s work I liked better than Morris’ and I never forgot it.

Fast forward a few decades and I was googling Peggy Angus (as one does) when lo I discovered the late Paggy Angus had touched many others. One of those, it turns out, is Hugh Dunford who produces wonderful handprinted wallpaper. I am a huge fan both of Hugh’s wallpaper and his paintings. Whenever I can I like to use Hugh’s wallpaper as a backdrops to my silhouette images.

Feast your eyes at http://www.dunfordwood.co.uk/and look out because you may wind up papering your entire house, or at least the entry way. How can you not?

I Hate to Say it But

October 19th, 2017