Friday, January 22, 2010

"Timeworn"




frame built from repurposed barn wood
distressed and aged fabrics
vintage text and book covers
recycled printer's tray parts
brass printing plate numbers
quilt squares c. 1800s
antique mother of pearl buttons
vintage hardware and clock gears
fig twigs and white turquoise bead
beach rocks gathered
on the shores of Maine.




20 comments:

ger said...

This is wonderful... makes me think of a time-table, hanging in a station by the tracks to no-where (or now-here...)

In the Light of the Moon said...

This is so beautiful!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Jo Archer said...

That is just gorgeous Lisa. So much texture and detail. I love it!

ArtPropelled said...

This is a swoon moment for sure! Lisa, I'm totally in love with this piece. Wow!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I love all the textures in this. Makes me think of a down home winter curled up on the old rocker in front of the fire. Thanks for sharing it.

sukipoet said...

fabulous

Kerin said...

Hi Lisa! Wow I was going to write almost word for word what Jo wrote. So what is left to say?!?!? It's amazing and so are you. : )

Studio Sylvia said...

If only this piece could tell a story - the conversations at the printer's office, family news below the covers, the waves lapping over the stones telling of their distance travelled, appointments kept, clothes worn.
A diary without words. Lovely.

layers said...

this one seems a little different for you--- still very textured and layered but grid-like also

Cindy said...

Lisa, this is just an incredible piece. I love the color palette...and the fact that you used vintage wood, mother of pearl buttons, vintage fabrics.....so many wonderful things!

R2artstudio said...

This is so amazing! I love all the old worn bits and pieces. All the things I love most.

Debrina said...

The patchworking is a nice effect...almost like a game of checkers - one step forward, two steps across...then you draw the eye to the top and the right to those two vintage cogs or clockwork gears that almost look like war medals. Lots of juicy detail and thought, Lisa. Stunning.

neva gagliano said...

such a wealth of earthy textures and tones and those little beach stones at the bottom, all on that grid, SWOON is right.

Dorthe said...

lIKE A BEAUTIFULL OLD WORN OUT QUILT, FULL OF STORIES,---- SO LOVE THE PEPPLES ON THE BUTTOM, AND ALL THE BITS AND PIECES THAT MAKES IT ALL MAGICAL.

LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU LISA,
DORTHE

Gaby Bee said...

This is stunning with gorgeous details, Lisa. Just a little different from your other styles and ever so wonderful. You never cease to amaze me!
I hope you have a creative week.
Gaby xo

Sharon said...

I love your work and am so glad to have found your blog. Your detail is wonderful. Sharon

Minxy said...

Well having a quick nosey round i am definatly adding your blog to my follow list, your work is awsome and something i totally aspire to, fabric art kinda scares me at the minute but maybe one day soon i'll get the courage to try it!!
hugs Minxy

Elizabeth said...

So much texture and so many layers- LOVE IT!!! Have you gotten your dogs to chew on any fabric yet??? I am tempted to let my Rat terrier have a go at some of my too new upholstry pieces!!!!(I ahve just ahd a chance to see KC's collage camp dvd!!!
Hugs!
E

findevogel said...

Hello Lisa

Yout collages are so wonderful, like dreams from past time!
I would have with pleasure the fabrics:)

My blog adress is here: findevogel.blogspot.com

Best, findevogel

Seth said...

This piece is so strong. I really like the grid composition.

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