Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oranges and Lemons

New miniature collages- I love these, so much. Made with 19th century music sheet and book scrap and inspired by thoughts of late about the layers of history, with particular regard to nostalgia and the collective social conscience. (So weighty a theory for such tiny scraps of card!)

I tried to use styles reminiscent of the Victorians and the 1960s- both stereotypical views of London for people who don't live there. I'm deep in thoughts about the frozen world that people tend to sit England in- always wanting it to be high tea and bowler hats.

The outcry over modern buildings in Tudor-soaked villages, the lost of good grammar, the modernisation -called by some the 'Americanisation'- of that Sceptred Isle. I tried to use styles reminiscent of the Victorians and the 1960s- both stereotypical 'frozen times' of London. Anyway, I'll expand on the details later...feeling too mysterious tonight.

3 comments:

Lost in the Forest said...

I love that they are clean and minimal...but not quite :) beautiful.

Seth said...

Interesting inspiration and such beautiful, clean designs.

ArtSnark said...

Very nice -reminds me of some Russian turn of the century stuff too