Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fresh from my drawing table ... The Grand Tour: 4

I've been working on The Grand Tour series for the past few weeks in anticipation of my first show (see blurb at top right) and just wrapped up 10 new collages. The one here is bit different from the rest, because it incorporates a black & white 19th century engraving from Godey's Lady's Book while all but one other collage use hand-painted, color fashion plates from Peterson's Magazine as a jumping off point.

The maps are from 1872 and 1901 geography books. My favorite part is the background "fabric," which is Christmas wrapping paper designed by post-mod architect Michael Graves. It arrived as a folded sheet tucked inside a greeting card and is based on drawings he made in Tuscany. Perfect for The Grand Tour. 3.75" x 5.75" on archival mat board. {Sold}

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