I have quite an affinity for old forgotten items once loved or held to a level of importance. Especially if (even for a few seconds) the item channeled a feeling, emotion, anxiousness or whatever to the previous owner. I believe it is this possible occurrence that makes this item a time machine. Holding the item allows me to imagine a day in the life of this time.
More specifically, when the item was obtained. This idea has enchanted me. So much to the point where I feel the urge to contribute to the item.
Possibly giving it a new life and thus a new identity.
So, brings us a new sub series to my current art obsession Line Travel. These two pieces are from a developing sub series called:
Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences 1927
In this collection is a series of very thin test answer sheets slips from The Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Science in Scranton Pennsylvania.
What I love the most about drawing directly on these sheets is how thin and fragile the 88 year old paper is! Never to be reproduced, created and preserved just for my quill! This is truly an honor! This collection was accompanied will a few original fashion magazine’s from the year 1927. I am using these magazines as costumed reference. The clothes these women are wearing is inspired from the actual fashion of 1927!!