Sunday, November 30, 2008

Another Source Material Post

Sometimes I feel like I'm curating my own collection of ephemera, clippings, and findings in order to make my work. These objects are antique photographs collected from various antique stores and/or online. I've been delighted by photographs dating back at least 50 years, and I'm especially enchanted by arcade cards, photographs mass produced that one used to be able to purchase for cheap at a penny arcade. Frequently you find arcade cards that are pictures of stars and starlets, pinups, or western movie actors. I've been charmed by the images and have been making inexact copies as a kind of structural practice for some time. I thought it was time to become invested in portraiture, this was one avenue. As you may have already noticed, I'm also charmed by portrait miniature. Hope you are enjoying this chilly Sunday afternoon.

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