Mar 26, 2012

Why Is That Girl Holding a Gun?

I have a collection of LIFE magazines from the 60s. I bought them many years ago and they keep on being inspirational. The woman on the top left is a packing tape transfer from a car ad circa 1964. What was that Mad Men ad exec thinking when he decided that this very modern woman would make people buy a car more if she was holding a wild west handgun?

I'm not very good at creating a body of work. I make lots of different things and the common denominator is that they're based on repurposing.  But that's about the only thing these pieces have in common. I found 12 pieces of free plywood and challenged myself to make 12 collages in one month. I used LIFE magazine, pattern paper, 50s fabric, ink and nail polish in this piece.